If you suffer from low thyroid, it’s likely that you’ll feel quite isolated. This is all too common for people who have this condition and it occurs for a number of reasons.
The feelings of isolation occur because:
- Not everyone understands the symptoms of low thyroid
- It can take a long time to get a correct diagnosis
- You may be told you have the flu and feel as if you’re being ignored
- One of the symptoms of low thyroid is depression and with that comes feelings of isolation
- There’s not a lot of support available for someone who suffers from low thyroid
As you can see there are a lot of reasons why people with this condition feel isolated, and this indicates that a lot more needs to be done to tackle the problem.
Because the early symptoms of low thyroid are often quite similar to the symptoms of a bad cold or flu, it’s often hard even for the most experienced doctors to give a correct diagnosis. It is only when the condition begins to develop and some symptoms occur, that the doctor may realize you have low thyroid.
Once you have been diagnosed, you will start to get the help you need, but it may still take a while before you feel so much better. Because this is quite a difficult condition, you may not always receive the right medication to begin with. But you will start to feel better soon and your quality of life will improve once more.
The feelings of isolation will begin to vanish once you’re getting the help you need. As your condition improves, your depression will start to lift and you’ll feel better about life in general. I know things are probably quite hard right now and you’re more than likely to be feeling alone.
There are millions of people going through the same thing as you and are looking for someone to talk to, just like you.
Why not search through forums and blogs to see if there’s anyone who’s in the same boat as you? You’ll be surprised how many people want to share their stories and help you feel better about the condition.
Talking to someone about how you feel and getting the medical help that you need will make life seem a lot better. It’s understandable why you feel the way you do, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.