Thyroid UK
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Hi my names Rachael and I have been suffering from on overactive thyroid for most of my teenage years since about the age of 14 (I'm 18 now) I've always suffered with tiredness from the very beginning and as a result I missed a very large percent of my attendance in the last two years of high school and have struggled emensly to wake up on mornings.

My thyroid has relapsed three times since then, my memory has also suffered as I feel like the last years of my life are more of a daze rather that somthing that's actually happend.

I'm currently on 40mg Carbimazole and it's only been two weeks so far but I don't feel that much better. The next step after this is radioactive iodine. Before this I was having extremely bad palpitations to the point where it was scaring me, shaking, insomnia, constantly tired, itchin(from dry skin), very bad anxiety/ dark thoughts and an overal judgemental attitude towards myself. I constantly overthink every situation And I really can't seem to switch my brain off and it's making it almost unbearable. It feels like Im constantly arguing with myself.

When I'm not at college or work I'm in my bed not nessesarly asleep but just because of a giant lack of motivation for life in general. Im sure that if I had none of these resposabilities I would sleep my life away. I also think that soe thins that have happend in my life have contributed to this 'depression'.

At this time in my life I only have a measly L1 English and have been struggling to get the bare minimum all these years. I can't even talk to anyone about how feel because I just can't explain in words or because I'm too anxious.

I'm sorry if this is too long but I've been thinking about posting for a while but just haven't.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this❤️

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Hi Racheal, sorry to hear you're having such a hard time.

First of all, have you had any antibodies tested? Ever? It's very, very important to know that. Do you have any blood test results you can share with us? It will give us a better idea of what's going on. :)


Hi, Im not 100% sure as I've never really been told how many I have but I have had more that the average amount of blood tests so I'm sure my doctor will have that information, I will try and look into it and let you know, thankyou for replying:) I really appreciate it xxx


Are you in the UK? If so, it is your legal right to have a print-out of your blood test results. But, doctors never just give it to you. You have to ask - ask at reception, or give them a call saying you would like your results, when would be a convenient time to drop by and pick them up.

It's really a good idea to keep your own records. And, on the back of each sheet, not how much of what you're taking, and how you feel. It's so helpful to be able to look back on something like that. Makes your feel more grounded, I think. :)

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Carbimazole worked well for me but eventually they will make you take RAI. Some people refuse that and stay on carmibazole for the rest if there lives instead


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