I was just diagnosed a few weeks ago with Hashimotos........and while I am not glad to have found out I have an autoimmune disorder, I am so thankful to have an explaination to all my symptoms. The past 8 to 9 months I have had a roller coaster of doctors, meds, and just plain thought I was going CRAZY!! I am a healthcare professional and KNEW something was going on with my body, and I am so disheartened at how I was treated. After being told it was all stress related and yada yada yada by several different doctors, I kept pushing til I got the answer. It hasn't been fun or easy, but I feel like I need to tell EVERYONE...listen to your body and be your own ADVOCATE!!!
My hair was falling out, I felt like crap all the time, heart would race daily, acne on my back and face, moody, depressed, anxiety and each month I felt like I had a new symptom. I had no IDEA what your thyroid really was capable of doing to you if not working properly. I have since educated myself and with my Endos suggestion, started Synthroid. It had been about three weeks of treatment and I am slowly feeling like myself again. The good thing is in the last 8 months I have been checked from head to butt literally with all the docs I have seen, the bad is that I have learned that Hashimotos is not so black and white and can be challenging to manage. I am just going to pray and trust in the Lord, and know he will never put more on me than I can handle. Life is a journey and it was never promised to be easy and without problems, and we must grow and learn from each experience and keep our heads and hearts up!