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What if i'm just lazy?

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addictediam Mon 25-Jul-11 08:32:34

When I was 16 I first went to the dr about being really REALLY tired all the time. they tested me for diabeties and said i was fine, probably just stress. Over the course of the next 7 years i kept going back and they kept telling me i was normal.

Then one day I was feeding dd watching This Morning and Dr Chris came on talking about under active thyroids and the symptoms and I literally could have ticked them all off!

I got talking to my mum who reviled my grandmother may have had an underactive thyroid (she doesnt talk about helth issues as not being perfect or needing to take medication is something to be ashamed of hmm so there is a huge gap in our medical family history) and she too had been to the dr many years ago for the same problem (my dm talks alittle more than my gm does but not much!)

so any way roll on 7 months and lots of fighting, research, changing dr's and sugeries and finally I've been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I havent been put on any thyroxine yet as the dr want to re do my blood tests as 2 blood tests taken 8 weeks apart were so drastically diffrent, she just wants to make sure i get the right medication.

but i'm starting to worry, what if i'm just lazy? what if the medication doesnt change anything? and i'm still a crap mum who cant do any thing because i'm too tired and struggle to get out of bed? what if its not medical, what if its just me?

I'm so worried that i've been fightingfor this for so long and ive built thyroxine up to be a 'miricle drug' that will cure all my problems, what if it doesnt? how can i prepare myself for that?

addictediam Mon 25-Jul-11 08:34:01

Sorry, I ment to preview and spell check blush

mel2005 Mon 25-Jul-11 13:55:53

i found out i had a thyroid problem the same way, from the THIS MORNING program when my twins were a few weeks old, i found out over 2 years ago, mine was really overactive, then underactive and does fluctuate and am on levotyroxine but i was still really tired etc and have now discovered i have also got gluten intollerence which has made my life ALOT better, the fog has lifted, i am no longer waking up feeling like i have never been to bed. i am not bloated anymore (i lost a stone in a week and my feet are now a size smaller). i have been on it 3 weeks and i have accidentally eaten gluten which has made me feel unwell again and i cant believe i felt like that for so long. people kept saying it was because i had 4 really small children but i knew it wasnt. what i am just trying to say that you might have a thyroid problem but if it doesnt go away it might be gluten. feel free to PM me if you need to talk, i know exactly what you feel like and you are not lazy

addictediam Mon 25-Jul-11 14:18:52

I've been told I feel this way because of dd, and now being pg again its also been blamed on that, one Dr said it was just pnd and I would 'get over it eventually' hmm

I've been waiting so long to be 'well' and 'normal' I'm just worried the drugs won't be as good as I'm expecting.

BiscuitNibbler Mon 25-Jul-11 14:47:32

If you have an underactive thyroid levothyroxine will transform your life. Just be aware it can take a while to get the dose right as they need to be careful not to give you too much.

addictediam Tue 26-Jul-11 13:07:30

Thankyou biscuit. I'm really.hoping that's the case I'm having real problems getting up today I'm just so tired I can barely functionsad

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