I can't describe how I am feeling and nobody around me seems to take my condition seriously so this group really could be a godsend...can anybody relate to how I'm feeling or offer any advice?
I was first diagnosed with Graves Disease and hyperthyroidism in 2012 after suffering with extreme fatigue for years. The GP tried to medicate with Carbimazole however after a severe allergic reaction it was recommended that I have radioactive iodine treatment. I had this in July 2012 and since then I have developed hypothyroidism and have been taking varying levels of Levothyroxine to try to manage my levels.
I am now on 100mg of Levothyroxine once a day and am feel appalling...I am extremey tired, have dry and itchy skin and scalp, am experiencing 'brain fog', anxiety, have brittle nails and my menstrual cycle has stopped completely. The endocrinology department at the hospital were supposed to see me today but have cancelled my appointment because of a staff member leaving and they cannot give me a new date at the moment so I am feeling incredibly alone in all of this.
Can anybody help?? What are my rights with changing hospitals? Has anybody else found that this affects their ability to work?
A completely lost newbie