General Update #19

It’s been almost three months since my last general update but it feels like just a month in my time. It’s been a very up and down time indeed. 

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CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) For Hypothyroidism

When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last year, I first felt relieved. I finally had a concrete reason for the way that I was feeling and I could start working on getting well again, now I knew what the problem was.

But, I also struggled with accepting the diagnosis.

I’m an impatient person and I’m a perfectionist. I always have been!

Because of this, when I didn’t get better straight away, I felt a failure. I struggled to accept my new condition and the thought of living this way (at the time, a very poor quality of life) for the rest of my life was devastating. This pushed me in to a depression and my anxiety disorder, that I’d had since seventeen and battled with before my diagnosed thyroid problems, also flared up.

I was also inadequately treated for my thyroid at this time, kept on Levothyroxine, which did not work for me, and left my thyroid levels less than optimal. Doctors kept on pushing antidepressants on me and suggested counselling. I’d had counselling before and it didn’t really work. When I explained this, they suggested trying CBT. I said of course, I’ll try anything to feel better.  Continue reading “CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) For Hypothyroidism”