Last year I was diagnosed with Graves Disease after my thyroid started malfunctioning and this led to being signed off work due to thyrotoxicosis.
It also heavily impacted my mental health which was worsened before diagnosis because my symptoms were physical, not mental and I was prescribed tablets that caused more of what they should have cured.
I've been going through a process to first bring my thyroid levels down to normal and then to wean me off the tablets that do that. I am now 5mg daily carbimazole when I started at 40mg. The hope is that by my next blood tests my body will have gone into remission and rebalanced and I can stop taking the tablets. If not I may be looking at a thyroidectomy.
Mentally I am so much stronger, now I am off the tablets that worsened the psychosis. Mentally I am now getting so bored only working a few hours and have just agreed to do more.
Physically though, I do not seem to be recovering, if anything it's getting worse. My joints are weak and painful, they click and pop constantly. I get tired easily and I often fall asleep in the day. My hair is falling out and just a cold leaves me struggling for weeks. The consultant isn't interested as long as my thyroid behaves and my doctor thinks he should be looking into this so I have given up on help at the moment.
I'm sorry, I think this has turned into a vent more than anything else. I'm worried about my future and my ability to do a job I love.
Any thoughts or advice appreciated.
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