Paul Robinson's Own Story of Dealing with Thyroid Disease
I have only touched on the emotional part of my struggles with thyroid disease in the books. It is always difficult to describe the feelings and emotions that dealing with thyroid problems causes. It is especially difficult to do it in writing and to really convey it.
I've had Hashimoto's thyroiditis for about thirty years. I have now turned 60.
During the first seven years of my illness, I was on L-thyroxine (T4, Synthroid) only and my symptoms hardly changed at all, i.e. I still felt chronically hypothyroid.
I saw about five or six endocrinologists during those early years and received the same response: I was told my TSH, FT4 and FT3 were all normal and that my symptoms could not be due to the thyroid treatment - which was apparently fine.