I can't write a blog as my approval is still pending.
Tiredness is, apart from the huge weight gain, the worst symptom for me and I wanted to ask about degrees of it and how it affects all of you out there.
I've always been a really good sleeper, tending to sleep too much at times of previous illness and depression. But now it has changed, during the night I fall asleep but keep waking up to pee, fall into a deep sleep in the early hours and it is nearly noon usually before I waste. I then still feel totally exhausted and takes every bit of will power to get up and dressed. Some days I spend the entire day on the sofa. Most days I don't do anything beyond being on my lap top, listening to the radio, TV or read but the last week i haven't been able to concentrate to read.
Then late afternoon I usually need a nap. That is to say I want to sleep, I seem driven to sleep..I could sleep for Britain.
Fortunately for the first time in my life I am not working ..I am 54 and have always worked, through school and Uni and I've never been out of full time work since then. But at the moment the thought of going out to work seems totally incomprehensible...I just can't imagine ut.
What I'm asking is this typical of hypo...is it the symptoms of that or is it my mental state ie depression. Strangely I have felt much more depressed in the past when I was physically fitter, weighed a lot less and was working. I am not sad or anxious, just totally flopped out like I've had a large dose of sedative!, I wonder is this it for the rest of my life or when I get the results of the test, and hopefully treatment, will I become active again.
I have to take a short walk into town and that feels beyond me but I have to go....the shop staff will ask me if I am ok and offer to get me help!!
So if you read this please let me know if you have felt like this...