I'm writing this as two months after my last hypo flare-up, and meds increase I'm feeling well again. I don't want to depress fellow sufferers who are finding things difficult right now but I want to say that when treatment is working wellness is possible.
I don't appear to have the complications of conversion problems or multiple issues, so I know I'm very, very fortunate. At present, a dose of levo and monitoring symptoms seems to be enough. I'm also taking a lot of care to look after myself with good nutrition and I avoid stress as much as possible.
I'm now well enough to still be walking at the end of my working day and on my days off, I'm feeling so well I've even started running again. I'm determined to try and lose some of the extra weight I gained and on Sunday, I completed 30mins of walking-running. This was big progress! And it didn't feel like a great hardship - I'm just ready to exercise again. With hypothyroidism there have been times I could barely walk, so to be running has been something I never really expected to be able to do again.
I know there will be further struggles ahead, but with the support of ThyroidUK I feel so much better able to face any issues in the future than I was a year ago. Once again, thank you everyone