I have had an underactive thyroid for about ten years, but have a whole host of different isues that go along with that. About ten years ago I was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, this was due to having a major problem with mouth ulcers on the soft tissue of my mouth, throat and undercarriage - when I have an outbreak I cannot eat anything at all due to the pain!!! (referred to the hospital by my dentist). Tests revealed my anaemia and my thyroid being underactive. I take 125mg per day thyroxine, inject myself with B12 every 2 months & take folic acid. My overall health is poor. I have major sleep problems, can get to sleep but can't stay asleep, if I get 3 hours in one go I am very lucky. I always feel tired and "under the weather". I constantly try to manage my health by not doing anything at all to excess. I eat well, vegetables etc, don't drink milk or soft cheeses. But, unfortunately, this does not help with the fact that I have problems with my stomach. I cannot eat food that has sauces on, gravy etc or anything with high fat content, sometimes it is something totally unrelated that makes me go to the bathroom about 3/4 times per day. I have dry skin, brittle nails, poor focus with my eyesight.......my doctor is sympathetic but unfortunately I think GP's know a little about a lot of things but not in depth about this. I don't go to see him much as I feel I am moaning about nothing. My consultant at the hospital things I will develop Chrones - hey ho can it get any better!!
Sorry to be all doom and gloom but I cannot think of anything positive to say....I am currently getting over having a sore throat and a heavy cold which has floored me for nearly two weeks!!!!