I have been diagnosed with Hashimtos for around 18 months now and am 150mg Tyroxine a day, I am not the most medically minded of people and if i am honest am lost by it all. I dont understand the talk of t3 & t4 etc and well I dont think I am doing all I can to make my life better as if honest i just take my meds and dont question anything as the way it was put to me was this is what you have got take these and that is that no side effects were ever explained nothing (I am 30 btw so I know i should have questioned it more but i am always scared of the dr)
The thing is it was tiredness that started the tests that found this as i just thought i was anemic again and then i was sent to specialist they told me a little but not much and that was that.
It was only when i started to look on the internet that i found out a lot of what i thought was just me being well me isn't just me they are symptoms of this problem but then I start to get confused as there is just so much i dont understand about it all.
What are t3/T4 and what should i be asking my dr about them in relation to me?
My biggest problem is I struggle to keep up with day to day life I am tired 99% of the time, I just keep going as well you have to dont you but then the way i read it on the net there should be a way to get this under control but i dont know what path to take or what questions i should be raising with my dr?
i read somewhere that congative skills can be affected by this and that you can get a "Brain Fog" does anyone else get this i often find my concentration is affected and i struggle to achieve things that would have been easy once upon a time. Can this come and go? Past few months it hasn't been to bad but this week i can barely string a thought together writting this has taken forever!
I know its common that with the invisible diseases people just dont appreciate how hard it can be and this I guess is what doesnt help either, my husband just doesnt even take on board what a struggle some days are for me with this and well i just dont want to appear to be a drama queen i know a lot of people are worse off but recently i am really struggling with it all but have no idea what i am supposed to do about it and then i found this so i thought i would put it out there and see what advice comes back
thank you for reading i know i ramble xx