Hello, I have just joined your group this morning after being diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. I'm a bit scared, due to see GP later this morning....can anyone empathise?? I've been ill for 6 weeks and really fed up, haven't been able to work....I'm 51 and a self employed Careers Adviser. I have a 9 year old daughter, soon to be 10 and a very supportive husband, so I know it could be a lot worse. Will this affect my life in any way? Thank you for reading my message!