Recently I've become hypothyroid again, and am waiting for the dose increase to take effect. I've forgotten how bad it feels: the cold, fatigue, aches, sleeplessness and brain fog. I'm hitting 4pm and completely crashing. But besides the normal physical stuff, I've been feeling quietly sad and down. I haven't the energy to think properly sometimes so my head just feels a bit empty. I am in my late teens, so while my friends party I've been staying in, feeling left out but also glad because I know I wouldn't make it though a big social situation with enough energy.
I've also never met anyone else my age with thyroid problems, and I am so reluctant to talk about it that I don't really tell my friends. But I feel so lonely right now I just want to tell someone everything, that actually thyroid disease isn't harmless like I usually make it out to be.
I was just wondering if this kind of pathetic loneliness was something others have experienced, or a reluctance to talk about thyroid disease because it's "not that big of a deal" compared to some other illnesses.