Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:50
I have the same condition - mine was also undiagnosed for years and years - my weight ballooned and I became very ill - it affected my career, I had erratic heartbeat, several joint injuries and has had permanent effects on me physically. Since being prescribed medication I've managed to lose a lot of weight and I'm more or less back to normal but as I said, there have been permanent changes.
There's no way I'd go without my medication! Just recently they tried a very small reduction in my dosage and within 6 weeks I was having joint and muscle pains and other symptoms. They've put my dosage back up to what it was and I'm on calcium and Vit D to guard against osteoporosis which can be caused by a high dose of levothyroxine.
Either Mick Hucknall doesn't have the condition very badly, or he's bonkers. Untreated hypothyroidism can result in myxedema and loss of brain function!