Hi. I'm new to these forums. I was diagnosed with thyroid's disease a few months ago at age 19. I am now 20. I've taken Levothyroxin for a few months and my thyroid levels are stable.
My only real issue concerning my being is.....oddly enough, my face. I feel very lucky to not have too much other side effects besides lack of energy (that went away when I started taking meds). My face is puffy and frankly my face structure has changed a bit over time. Will this go away with time now that I am diagnosed and at adeqate TSH levels? I have not gained any weight, so I know that's not the case. Has anyone else experienced this?
Anyways, I feel perfectly fine now. I used to have energy trouble before diagnosis. I am healthy and fit (I can run 1 1/2 miles in 8-9 minutes), and do everything that I will need to do given my stay in the military. But, I am not accustomed to how military or how specifically MEPS runs things. It's frustrating to know that I may be turned back because of my condition and even more frustrating to sit back even though I feel I am capable of handling anything they throw at me. I have a fear that they'll take one look at my medical records and send me back.
Now, with this, I kind of don't expect anyone to answer my second question. If someone can answer this, it'll take a load off my mind, but please anyone with military experience, if you're out there, can I have your 2 cents? Do you think the air force will take me? If not then I know the army might, but that's my second choice....
Sorry, I condensed this into one big post. I don't exactly feel the need to flood the forums.