How has living with hypothyroidism affected your daily life?
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An underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism, may cause symptoms in the early stages; however, if left untreated, hypothyroidsm can lead to many symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, and decreased libido; and complications, such as obesity, joint pain, and heart disease.
As a result of these symptoms and complications, one's daily life may be impacted.
How does hypothyroidism impact your daily life? Which symptoms/complications impact your daily life the most?
Does hypothyroidism impact your professional or social life?
Hypothyroidism greatly impacted my life before I got it under control to the point I have now. It was hard for me to go through "daily life" no matter how much coffee I would drink or adderral I would take, my heart could be beating, but my body was tired and ready to sleep. I would become so exhausted that it would be hard for me to function in school... I felt like I was in a constant brain fog. I would try my hardest to function and be "normal," but it felt like a battle I could not win.
I am greatful that I have been able to maintain TSH within the normal range mostly. While it still may fluctuate depending on certain factors, and I will get a bit of fatigue and find myself not eating.
So there was a few years I wasn't on my medication and then I got back on it, but a different kind, without the added unnecessary medications. It was such a shift. I lost nearly 100 Lbs. My hair is actually growing out and my facial hair is minimum (PCOS makes this especially difficult). However, I am constantly worn out.
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