Hi there, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 2 years ago. My thyroid had been underactive, but normalised again, about 6 months later it did the same, I was tested 6 months ago thyroid normal, then when tested 2 months ago it was under again. My GP wanted to put on medications, but Im reluctant as I dont have many symptoms, and I wanted to be absolutely sure. Ive just returned to working after nearly 2 years on the sick, I have fibromyalgia and a boat of medical problems, including migraines, and am still seeing various doctors. However funnily I dont have exhaustion or most of the thyroid symptoms other than at the moment Im having sleeping problems but that could also be down to stress due to so much going on. Including a social security tribunal for when they stopped my benefits when I was really poorly.
Im scared about taking thyroxine. I havent heard much good about it. I dont tolerate medications well at all, I dont take anything for my fibro pain, I only take ibuprofen and maxalt for migraines as and when I need them. I really dont need to be off with side effects or suffering mentally any more with dealing with side effects of meds. I have been through so much in the last 2 years where I thought I was dying, they found a benign brain tumour, I have had episodes of severely reduced consciousness and dizziness, its been so bad that I have developed a kind of PTSD that comes on when I get really sick.
Anyway I have an appointment on Tuesday for an NHS health check and they are also going to check my thyroid. Im dreading it. I would rather suffer a slow suicide than get in the mess of thyroid medication. I am terrified of losing my job from getting sick from taking meds for a condition that doesnt seem to actually cause any symptoms. I couldnt cope with any more stress at the minute. Am I being stupid?