Now you have been diagnosed with low thyroid, you’re probably trying to learn to live with it. Although the medication you’ve been given is no doubt helping you, you may be left with some of the consequences of having this condition.
Depression is all too prevalent in people who have low thyroid, and it’s this that’s often left lurking when other symptoms are beginning to disappear.
If you have had to put up with hair loss, aching bones and brittle fingernails among other symptoms, your appearance may have changed. A change in your appearance for the worse may have lowered your self-esteem dramatically which could result in you feeling pretty bad about yourself.
If you’re taking medication to deal with your low thyroid problems, your hair loss and other symptoms will begin to vanish. This will help your self-esteem no end and help you to feel that life is worth living once more.
As you begin to feel better about yourself and your health improves, you’ll be able to get on with life as you normally would. You will always have to take your low thyroid medication however, as the condition will not go away. This will mean you’ll have to get used to the side effects, but over time they will disappear as you get used to them.
I was able to get my life back on track within a month of being prescribed the right medication. My hair started to grow back and I began to feel a lot better about myself. I had the confidence to go out and about, and I was able to enjoy all the things I used to do.
Low thyroid can leave you feeling incredibly ill; it can leave you looking ill and feeling down in the dumps. Your life can change dramatically in a short space of time if you don’t get the help you need and getting the right medication is often difficult.
It’s obvious that you’re going to have to learn to live with your condition, but millions of people around the world manage to do so, and so can you.
Take the medication exactly as prescribed and listen to any advice your doctor gives you. Take one day at a time and try not to do too much. Being sensible about things will help to prevent any relapse and help you to enjoy life to the fullest.