To cut to the chase: Not too long ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 22.
Recently, I was *trying* to research troubling symptoms and was disheartened by the lack of support sites where people could share their personal experiences. Which is odd. If you were to look on endocrineweb.com and search hypothyroidism you’d find the following line : “..as many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.” That means a whole lot of ladies out there are working through fatigue, depression, muscle aches and pains, etc, without knowing if or what their feeling is common.
My blog is about my personal experience with hypothyroidism. I began writing a lot of things down before and after I had a firm grasp of what was happening to my body, but never shared them. In many ways this is therapy for me as I work through where i’ve been and where i'm going. However, I want to keep this open and share this with others, with thyroid disease, and hopefully turn this into advice and support as I discover things along the way.
IN NO WAY do I want to replace medical advice. Seek your physician if you are concerned with your symptoms, medication, etc. I am not medically qualified, nor will I ever claim to be. I just write from where I stand on this.