Hi I am newly registered and posting for support for my girlfriend, she is 30 and was diagnosed with hypothyroid 6 years ago. She lost her job a year ago from what her parents said was a nervous breakdown - she had symptoms of tiredness, insomnia, memory loss, confusion and I am sure she was overworked since she worked from 7 in the morning until half past 10 in the evening and had a short break from about 2 in the afternoon until 6 in the evening and most of that time she spent sleeping. She went to her GP who diagnosed her with chronic fatigue and workplace stress and 2 weeks later was dismissed from her job despite her manager knowing she had a thyroid condition.
My girlfriend informed her manager she has a thyroid condition and that her endocrinologist informed her by letter that it would take several months for her body to catch up with good biochemistry. Her manager did not seem to understand this and told my girlfriend to "sort herself out or she will not keep her on". After making several silly little mistakes which frustrated her manager my girlfriend left and she continues to have painful memories of the events when she worked for this person since the manager called her names and labelled her financially motivated just because she could remember certain number combinations.
She feels very lost right now, she has other symptoms causing her problems - she has an increase in constipation, periods almost draining her of iron, puffy feeling under her eyes, losing hair and eyelashes, breathlessness when walking uphill, flaky edges on nails, joints and muscles aching.
If anyone could advise I would be grateful.
TSH 6.2 (0.2 - 4.2)
Free T4 13.1 (12 - 22)
Free T3 4.0 (3.1 - 6.8)