Hi, I am new here. I am always looking for information on hypothyroidism. In 1996 I had an unusual event happen, I was diagnosed hyperthyroidism and Dr sent me to another Dr for 2nd opinion, then they sent me to have a radio active iodine treatment to lower my thyroid but it killed my thyroid off. Three months later I was almost in a coma in the emergency room. Every since then I have every 3 to 6 months had blood work & constantly changing my Levothyroxine. It seems I have forever aged. Aches, pain, temperature changing from cold to hot in minutes, and very dry skin & hair. Is it supposed to always be this way?