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Let’s start from the beginning; the first diagnosis¬†

Let’s start from the beginning ; the first diagnosis 
I was born as a happy healthy girl all the way up until age 14, and then things started happening to my body, changes and not just normal hormonal changes. I started to get tired all the time, my body started to ache. Sometimes I would be so tired in fact that I would fall asleep in random places just like that. I would wake up and be like how did I get here? 

So mum thought a trip to the doctor might be necessary. 
There we were in the doctors office and he weighed up all of my symptoms and ordered some tests, did all the usual obs and ordered blood tests. We went away for a few days and when we came back the results were in, I had hypothyroidism (under active thyroid.) 
Hypothyroidism means the thyroid gland is underactive and fails to secrete enough hormones into the bloodstream
I than got referred to a thyroid specialist who put me on a thyroid hormone replacement called thyroxine which I now take 3 tablets of 50mg a day. My weight fluctuates which means my mood can too. However the thyroid hormone replacements have help and now you know the story of my first diagnosis.
For more education please click on the link below: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/thyroid-hypothyroidism

Lauren x