Hi, I'm 16 and was eventually after a year of struggle diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
The doctors labeld me as lazy and unorganised, "teenageitus" they called it. I was unable to compleate my GCSES because when I was diagonosed , I had to be admited straight into hospital, and not aloud to go back to school.
After a year on 100mg Levothyroxine, I've just found out that my thyroid levels haven't improved much, and I've been told by a specialist exactly the same as i was 6 months ago, to wait 6 months and come back.
This is really frustrating because my life is being put on hold, I've learnt to deal with the emotional side of it, but whats really getting to me is the weight side of it.
At 16 people asume its superficial, but at 11 stone I'm not hugely overweight.I'm however still un happy because i'm unfit and can no longer look my best. The doctors arn't being very helpfull because i'm not morbidly obese, But I don't want to become that severe and want to be a healty weight and be fit, healthy and active again.
I have no idea what I can or can't eat, how much exercise somone needs with my condition, to effectivly loose weight.
Its just taking its toll , and I want to start living my life again as a normal teenager!