Having undiagnosed Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis (which causes underactive Thyroid gland) can make you feel so unwell, really awful, anxious and depressed. This is because every cell in the body needs the hormone Thyroxine, in order to function. Without it, the body doesn't work properly. So we have many symptoms, as every organ suffers.
The metabolism isn't working properly, we're tired, sluggish, the weight suddenly increases etc.
Every time we have a cold, sore throat or any infection - as our antibodies increase to fight it - then our Thyroid gland gets more severely attacked.
As our Thyroid gland gets attacked by our own antibodies it doesn't produce enough Thyroxine for our body's needs. So our Pituitary Gland starts to over work in producing more Thyroxine Secreting Hormone (TSH).
So we need Levothyroxine to replace the hormone we lack BOTH to function properly, be well again - AND to protect our Pituitary Gland from overworking.
Levothyroxine takes a while to get into the system so it is unlikely that any symptoms suffered after just a couple of days can be put down to our Levo.
Anxiety, fear and dread can cause stress which itself makes us feel more unwell. Sadly, this has happened to many of us on here. The good news is that you will find lots of support here from people who really understand what you are going through and genuinely care.
I suffered severe illnesses whilst undiagnosed. Heart and liver made good recovery, but I have permanent bowel conditions now. Some throat problems. I should have been on Levothyroxine many years sooner. Lost two good jobs to ill health.
So, wouldn't be without my Levo. I have my life back.
My GP sent me for the Ultrasound scan when I asked him. The morning after the scan he made urgent referal to the Endo. The Endo arranged urgent Short Synacthen Test to check my adrenals first before giving the ok to start my Levo.
So remember to write down every symptom. Also list your questions. Not forgetting to ask for blood tests for nutrients levels. Then, if you're nervous on Wednesday you could just ask Endo to read your list. I often write lists as my mind goes blank sometimes when I'm called in, especially if I'm tired. I always think of something I wish I'd said when I come out!
All the best for Wednesday. Let's know how it goes.