hi please bare with me im new to this and i appologise for my spelling before i start.
im 41 and i was diagnosed with hypo 4 years ago i did nt know what a thyroid was ,my gp phoned me after a random blood test and told me i had an underactive thyroid and that i will need to take tablets for the rest of my life and he will leave a prescription at the reception for me and that was that.
i found out through books about my thyroid and thought nothing about it really, then when i had another blood test they told me i had anemia but i can t hold any iron tablets or meds down so they left it at that then two years ago i kept getting hot sweats, done another blood test and told me i was going through the menopause at the age of 39.
Next they said my colestreol; i think thats how you spell it was high so they put me on tablets for that then i went to casualty with virtigo i could not stand or sit my balance completely went , the a &e dept told me its what old age pensioners suffer with and dont know the cause i just have to live with it also my vitamin d was very low it was at 15 but now thats back to normal.
this summer i completely crashed and still feeling really dreadful now but symtoms seemed to change abit my hair is still falling out and grey and my hands are sore and blistered fingers aches and pains still there but this summer some strange things have happened i got a lovely tan for the first time in my life i normally go red then white but i went brown but felt so ill and everyone thinks im lying because i look good with my colour, ive got depression and i am very teary but also very very angry for no reason, ive given up smoking now for 4 months ive not put on any weight but losing it not very much but people have noticed and i am feeling very nausea sometimes i get sick and have had very loose stools for about a week now no constipation at all totally the opposite.
I dont know what is causeing this at the moment my husband said to go to my gp but my gp does not know anything about thyroids she thinks because my levels are fine and that im taking my meds she fobs me off .
I have four lovely daughters and a great husband who does not understand my two eldest daughters thought i was just lazy before i was diagnosed and my two youngest who are 6 and 3 dont understand why mummy has not got the energy to go to the park, sometimes i think am i lazy but i just have not got the energy and i get so frustrated,
i do feel like im going mad why does nobody believe im sure people think im looking for attention but im not i just want to be normal.
Today i just feel nausea, pains in stomach and back as usual and feeling very foggy i will go and see my gp maybe tomorrow if i have the energy .
i would just like to thank everybody on this site, you have helped me understand alot more than anybody has since i was diagnosed a BIG THANKYOU TO YOU ALL X