I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 7. My mother had noticed that I was not growing and that I was having trouble in school especially in reading comprehension. After visiting a doctor, I was given human growth hormone and synthroid. I started growing again and continued growth hormone until I reached puberty. In elementary school I was having trouble controlling my behavior. I couldn't still in class, was disruptive, and had a short attention span. Could I have been alternating from being hyperthyroid to hypothyroid? At 22 years old I stopped taking my synthroid due to financial problems. I wasn't aware of the multiple functions thyroid has on your body and was only informed that if I stopped taking my synthroid I would feel tired. But there were far more problems I started to experience, such as loss of muscle and weight, fatigue, nervousness, and depression. I noticed my hair stopped growing and I was becoming more and more anti-social with friends, co-workers, and family. Eventually I nearly lost everything from relationships with close friends and family to the rest of the world. I had no social life anymore and I began to drink by myself. After thoughts of suicide came into my mind, I decided I needed to find out what was happening to me. I started seeing a family doctor, a phsychiatrist and eventually an endocronologist. The endocronologist was shocked after I told him I stopped taking my medication. He quickly put me back on it and took dozens of blood tests, which I haven't received yet. After synthroid now for a week and a half I haven't noticed any changes in my physical and mental health. Does it take a while for my body to adjust to or do I need alernative treatment. What do I need to know and due to feel better and grow in life.