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I was diagnosed in 1996 with Hashimoto's. My TSH was 1210.66. My T4 was 0.5. I felt like crap. I was 30. I think the onset must have been very insidious, because I explained away many things for a long time. I had been on Prozac for a year for the accompanying depression. When I came off the Prozac, I had an increase in tingling in my hands and feet. That brought me to the doctor when I was finally diagnosed. In addition to extreme fatigue, feeling cold, having yellow skin, a puffy face, coarse hair, and a changed voice (I remember feeling like talking used a LOT of energy), I had memory prolems, depression, anxiety, paranoia. One reason I waited so long to tell a doctor something was wrong was I was afraid of being called a hypochondriac. Ahhh, the irony. Anyway, here I am 12 years later. I try to remember what it was like to feel so sick so I can appreciate feeling healthy. The really fortunate thing about hypothyroidism is how simple the treatment is. I actually felt more tired initially with the treatment--I think it's hard for the body to "speed back up." But, definitely, you will feel better.
[QUOTE=obxcastaway;3667585]I was diagnosed in 1996 with Hashimoto's. My TSH was 1210.66. My T4 was 0.5. I felt like crap. I was 30. I think the onset must have been very insidious, because I explained away many things for a long time. I had been on Prozac for a year for the accompanying depression. When I came off the Prozac, I had an increase in tingling in my hands and feet. That brought me to the doctor when I was finally diagnosed. In addition to extreme fatigue, feeling cold, having yellow skin, a puffy face, coarse hair, and a changed voice (I remember feeling like talking used a LOT of energy), I had memory prolems, depression, anxiety, paranoia. One reason I waited so long to tell a doctor something was wrong was I was afraid of being called a hypochondriac. Ahhh, the irony. Anyway, here I am 12 years later. I try to remember what it was like to feel so sick so I can appreciate feeling healthy. The really fortunate thing about hypothyroidism is how simple the treatment is. I actually felt more tired initially with the treatment--I think it's hard for the body to "speed back up." But, definitely, you will feel better.

Wow that is absolutely amazing! So good to hear that you got the treatment you needed and that you've pulled through it.