You may even know another person with hypothyroidism who takes medication for it and is seemingly OK, but this isn’t the same for all thyroid patients. Actually, a lot of thyroid patients find it’s not easily treated and controlled. The other person you know may not have told you the full extent of how it affects them, either.
Hypothyroidism can cause mental health conditions like depressionand anxiety, as well as physical symptoms like loss of hair, brain fog, aches and pains throughout the body, constipation, an increase or decrease in blood pressure and even scary heart palpitations and loss of appetite, to name just a few.
You can imagine that a lack of sleep, or needing to sleep lots but actually not feeling any better when we do, may make the simplest of every day tasks difficult or impossible for a thyroid patient.