I was diagnosed in june 05, i had an unmeasuarably high TSH and an unmeasurably low T4 result. I didnt realise how ill I had been feeling until I got well.
for the best part of the year I felt dreadful, suicidal even as I never believed I would ever feel well again. I was reading posts on here that led me to believe that no one ever does.
One day the penny dropped for me, and I realised that the well people didnt post on here. Here I am 13 months later I am fully functioning at work, going places and doing stuff with my kids. my house is tider and my garden is slowly getting done. I feel 15 yrs younger and at 42 its a great feeling.
I even manage to shave my legs every day and not just do them when I was going somewhere (usually to harrass my doctor lol)
Things still affect me though, I am just getting over a major crash but its something I just have to accept will still happen.
well done you, for doing research its the only way to take control of your thyroid monster. I used it to educate my doc too, we dont get Armour here in the UK but I was able to use the stuff I learned to back up what I was saying and get Armour prescribed.
best wishes daisy xxx