Hi just joined today. Just over 3 weeks since I'm on Propylthiouracil. I have just come out of a brain fog that has lasted years. I was so used to being tired, confused, unable to concentrate and stressed out that i forgot what it was like to have my mind. Its been so long and I just had a vague memory of my ability to function normally.
After being on the medication for just a few days I jumped up and moved around. It was like I was watching my body move without it being such a horrible effort. Before I would get up to tidy a bit and within a few minutes I was out of breath and I had to sit down. I'm also slightly anemic.
Over the last year I have been shaking uncontrollably all over my whole body. It was very noticeable, my voice shook like crazy too. I always looked nervous and cold. And I was told so. I thought I was getting Parkinsons disease. I was very freaked out.
I had headaches almost daily for around 7/8 years. Last Aug 2012 I had a headache ten days straight while starting a new job. The Dr thought I had migraines and prescribed me with migraine meds. I didn't take them because I knew it wasn't a migraine.
I was being referred to an acute pain centre because we all thought that my nerves and muscles were in the problem.
Since taking the thyroid meds I haven't had one single headache. This is what makes me very happy. They were a nightmare!!!!!
I was convinced I had celiac disease due to the fact that I had constant diarrhea too.
The Thyroid was never even close to my radar.
Its scary to find out you have a disease for sure. I need to concentrate on getting this under control. I feel like a lot of years in my life have been wasted from the effect of untreated hyperthyroid.
My doctor tells me I'm unfit for work until this gets under control. I have applied for Employment and Support Allowance. Its very confusing and there's not much info.
Like if my doctor says I'm unfit for work, why would I also have to do a medical to prove such?
Does this mean the doctors opinion can be disagreed with and therefore the company who does the test can just over-turn the Dr's decision and say actually you are fit for work?
Is there not a time where you are allowed to treat an illness, be supported and then return to work?
I hope somebody knows because I have had no income, have to do a medical and I don't know if there's any point because from what I can gather hyper is treated completely differently to hypo.
With hyper your expected to be fit for work?
I hope there are some people here who have gone through this process and can share their knowledge.
Thank for reading, congrats if you got to the end