I have suffered since 2008 with hypothyroidism.The treatment has been long and complicated including at one stage having injectable thyroxine 3 times a week and numerous hospital stays and tests.
I have just had 18months off work due to the crippling symptoms associated with the illness and am now on 400mg of Eltroxin daily ( i have had every test known to man and indeed tried every combination of t3/t4).
Despite being on this high dosage , I am back in work on reduced hours but am finding this hard.I have to sleep in the afternoon every day just to get by ! Brain fog , weight gain , and all the assocaited symtoms remain.
I applied for medical retirement, but because my consultant would not elaborate on any degrees of permanencey regarding the condition , it was decided that there is a likelihood of me getting better within my remaining 8yrs of service and as such my retirement denied.
I am now appealing and as such would like the help of a sympathetic dr/consultant who looks beyond the fact that your bloods are in the acceptable zone and who is supportive of this miserable illness.
Any suggestions ? and indeed any ideas on how I can improve my world ?