This is my first post and I'm hoping what I'm about to write will ring true with somebody.
For years and years I have presented myself to various consultants/Doctors complaining of everything from severe dry eye to hearing difficulties and tinntus to brain fog, memory loss, back pain hair loss, breathing difficulties and so on and so on.
Each time I am told that there is nothing wrong with me. A year or so ago I got my Thyroid checked but that to came back normal.
But lately the symptoms have gotten so bad that I had unintentionally withdrawn from most social settings. My two young boys were a huge chore with little joy. My movements had slowed down dramatically and my brain had mostly stopped working , unable to string even a simple sentence together. Indeed, that simple sentence was made all the harder because of the shortness of breath and the fact I could no longer project my voice above a pathetic deep squeak!
Then 3 weeks ago I took a bad reaction to an at home hair dye and my Doctor put me on a two week course of steroids. It was life changing. Instead of feeling jittery and wired like she warned me, I was ME! For the first time in years I was my old self....100%. Every symptom I suffered with on a daily basis GONE. I felt fluid, all the aches and pains were gone, my mind was sharp. My food cravings and dry mouth were gone and food tasted satisfying.
I knew then and there that there was some underlying reason causing all these symptoms. Having discovered Thyroid UK I filled out the symptom sheet and ticked nearly every box for Hypothyroidism.
BUT ....My Doctor says that a steroid would not cure this.
Please can anyone make a link to something that might be in the steroid such as cortisol that would have this life changing effect on my thyroid/body??
I was half dead and to have the lights switched on again was both jubilant and terrifying. I need to get ME back. I am desperate but determined. Thank you.