It's not so bad! As long as your thyroid levels are good, you will be good. If you allow stress to be in your life, this too, will mess with your levels, trust me, I have been going through my share of stuff,I have allowed stress in my life. My levels have been off of kilter for a year now, plus the natural thyroid (made from pigs thyroid)I was taking for the past 10 years, got discontinued. Once we got the level right the company discountued my strength. It's up, it's down, blood work every three months.
I can always tell when mine isn't right. Insomnia, freezing, over heating, irritable!
I had thyroid cancer when I was 7, I am 47 now! I have been on thyroid all my life. My mom used to put my thyroid pill in my toast so I would take it.
Always take your thyroid medicine, it's tiny, it's one of the cheepest medications you may have to buy. When you don't take your pill regularly, it will throw your whole system off. It's easier to just take it. Once it's under control, you go to the doctor once a year and you get blood work done, then you are good to go.
I forgot, dry skin and dry hair is another symptom of having hypo thyroidism.
Good luck, it's not so bad!