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nug

427d

how old was anyonw when diagnosed? im curious about how difficult it was to cope and adjusts to the medication and the symptoms with it affecting every day life and all.

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    • nug

      26d

      (I dont expect people to read all this as its a lot and Im just getting it all off my chest. but if you do, I'm so grateful for you and I appreciate the time you have taken out of your day to support and even just care about reading this ❤️🤗) I did have a hard time being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Before when i started experiencing symptoms like weight gain my doctor just told me to lose weight. It was a few years later after i had covid for the first time and wasnt recovering from it that my doctor decided to look into it more and it took ages to get my medication correct, so going through my GCSEs were a nightmare. Now im currently struggling through A levels and have since been diagnosed with additional chronic health problems with long covid (which include an increase in my heart rate and breathing problems) and cysts on my ovaries. Day to day life becomes a struggle especially when your family can't fully understand what you're going through and dealing with.

    • nug

      26d

      (I dont expect people to read all this as its a lot and Im just getting it all off my chest. but if you do, I'm so grateful for you and I appreciate the time you have taken out of your day to support and even just care about reading this ❤️🤗) I did have a hard time being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Before when i started experiencing symptoms like weight gain my doctor just told me to lose weight. It was a few years later after i had covid for the first time and wasnt recovering from it that my doctor decided to look into it more and it took ages to get my medication correct, so going through my GCSEs were a nightmare. Now im currently struggling through A levels and have since been diagnosed with additional chronic health problems with long covid (which include an increase in my heart rate and breathing problems) and cysts on my ovaries. Day to day life becomes a struggle especially when your family can't fully understand what you're going through and dealing with.

    • chey868

      26d

      25.. I couldn't stay awake tosave my soul and depression hit hard. It was am underactive thyroid and levothyroxine for the rest of my life.

    • Mayflower22

      109d

      I was 20 I've been diagnosed for two years now. The first year was tough and it took a long time to bounce back. My tsh level is still constantly changing and I visit my doctor every three months, I'm feeling pretty good now except for the fatigue. Both of my parents have had it all my life so living with them has taught me a lot. All three of us experience symptoms even if our levels are fine. Even a small change makes a big difference in how we feel.

    • Ziggi

      397d

      I had the symptoms from early childhood but in the 1980’s it was over looked as growing pains and a late developer. Was I was 20 my mental health was really bad and I gained weight like crazy, despite the fact I was eating healthy and walked everywhere I went. So I went to a GP and they did blood tests. I’m 40 now, and struggling so much still with much more issues thanks to Hypothyroidism. 😞

    • pandaqueen

      399d

      I was 14 when I was diagnosed. I'm now 28. The chronic fatigue, brain fog, and hair loss is never ending. My bloodwork always shows my thyroid panel in "normal" range.

    • pandaqueen

      399d

      I was 14 when I was diagnosed. I'm now 28. The chronic fatigue, brain fog, and hair loss is never ending. My bloodwork always shows my thyroid panel in "normal" range.

    • roxy.95

      402d

      I was 27, just diagnosed last year, I have less brain fog and fatigue, not any side effects from the levothyroxine I've noticed

    • Igglepiggle

      422d

      Do you mean symptoms from your medication? Or the illness? As your medication shouldn’t have any side effects that would mean you’re on the wrong dose. I was 19 it was only recent and the symptoms of having a low thyroid plus my other conditions has ruined my life I had to drop out of school it’s tough I’m only recently on medication I don’t know if it’s doing anything yet I have blood tests for it next week but no side effects from it

      • nug

        419d

        @Igglepiggle those were the symptoms from my illness as i had only just been medicated, it was just before my 16th birthday and now im 17 my medication has been changed 4 times in the past year because it hasnt been right, although i do tend to feel sick right after i have taken my medication on a morning and i dont know if thats normal

        • Igglepiggle

          419d

          @nug with levothyroxine there should be 0 side effects so you shouldn’t feel unwell at all unless it’s unrelated to the medication

      • Ghosthunter

        421d

        @Igglepiggle I can still put a load of weight of a day if I don't exercise every day and I don't know if that's normal?

        • Igglepiggle

          421d

          @Ghosthunter I don’t know either

    • Ghosthunter

      427d

      I was 21 🤗

      • nug

        427d

        @Ghosthunter i was 15 and ever since it haa made school difficult to deal with

        • Ghosthunter

          422d

          @nug how so? The fatigue?

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