Hi, My mum had an overactive thyroid and was treated with radioactive iodine in Oct 17. Since then she has become anxious, depressed and afraid to leave the house. She isn't eating (rapid with loss) and feels like life isn't worth living. This is heartbreaking to watch and no one seems to be taking her seriously. Her GP has prescribed antidepressants and diazepam so she can just about cope but this isn't living.....she's just about existing.
She is no longer under the care of an Endocrinologist and seems to have been written of from the hospital...told her symptoms will improve. her Thyroid levels are 'normal' but her Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is raised. She has been told she doesn't need any more thyroxin than currently prescribed but i think they are wrong.
She has lost her ability to fight so I'm going to fight for her......any advice gratefully received.
Thank you x