Hi. I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid last summer which came as a bit of a shock as I was gaining weight and to be honest I've spent my whole life being tired!
I had originally gone to the GP thinking I might have arthritis as my feet were really painful but after tests they said it was down to my thyroid?
I've been on Carbimazol for 10 months and my T4 cells have reduced from 40 to 11, and my TSH was 0.002 at the last test. I've been told I'll be on these meds for a another year and then they will take me off them and see how my results are then.
Since being diagnosed I've gained more weight and acne! Joy!!
I keep my condition very quiet as when I first mentioned it people laughed and doubted me as I wasn't skinny and full of energy!
The frustrating thing is my feet still cause me pain especially when getting up and it's embarrassing at work when I've been sitting at my desk a while!
Hopefully joining this group I might get a better understanding of the condition!