Earlier this week, I received a call that I’ve been wanting for years. It was my Endocrinologist – and she was calling to tell me that my hypothyroidism was finally under control. I was ecstatic – after nearly 15 years of taking medicine, having blood tests, and feeling ill, I was finally getting the treatment I needed.
I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism (also known as underactive thyroid) nearly 15 years ago. When I received the diagnosis, I had never heard of the disease, and wasn’t quite sure what it meant. I was given a prescription for Synthroid, a synthetic thyroid hormone, and told to come back in a few months for a recheck.