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Jo853
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Doctor wants me to go back to work

Postby Jo853 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:51 pm

I'm now 9 months into my thyroid medication and still not better.

Of course that isn't taking into account the 3 months I've spent not taking it.
The reasons why I didn't take it are:

* Because I've lived in denial with my illness

* Because I have no job and I have regretted leaving my last job ever since I took the voluntary redundancy. Looking back now, I could have received support through the employer's employee services but hindsight is kind of something I wish I didn't have, and

* My doctors are now saying I have all sorts of things, not hypothyroidism.

I'm back on the thyroid meds, that is all sorted, but I've had trouble trying to adjust to it. I was also given a severe telling-off by the people on the thyroid forum and some of them are now refusing to talk to me. One of them is now saying I have lied to them and omitted certain truths, but the fact of the matter is I did not want them to judge me and think I am weak or cowardly by not taking the medication.

I have now lost weight and have dropped into the NHS guidelines on body weight as being in the "underweight" category. My endocrinologist is now saying I'm not hypothyroid but Vitamin D deficient and my doctors are now saying I have depression and have put me on anti-depressants.

Is this the life I've now been resigned to? All of this is making me feel so terribly low.

Jo :cry:

Lucretia
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Location: birmingham

Re: Doctor wants me to go back to work

Postby Lucretia » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:17 am

massive hugs
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It's nice to be important ,but it's more important to be nice
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