Hello Thyroid lovely's,
I had to share with you all about my massive 4 stone 4 lbs weight loss and how it happened. Being misdiagnosed for years as being a nut job, I spent 90% of my time in bed ill and severely depressed. I gained a massive 6 stone and felt a useless fat blob.
After countless G.P visits where I was belittled and made to feel as if I was a pig, I changed surgeries and found a G.P that did a simple blood test which uncovered Hashimotos disease. Despite being treated with Levothyroxine and having my dosage increased to 200mg daily I still felt like a zombie and the weight would not go. I demanded an Endocrinologist and they uncovered PCOS, Diabetes and that I was deficient in Vit D .
After a good year and a half of being medicated and on the dosage of 125mg daily, my TSH was down to 0.18 and the weight literally dropped off. I am on Metformin for my Diabetes and take a plethora of of vitamins and minerals including the wonderful vitamin D3. I have also lost my insatiable hunger and am so full of beans I get up early every day with a spring in my step.
This has been a long journey of recovery for me, and the research I have done has made me, I feel, more informed than any G.P on hormonal imbalances. It nearly cost me my life being so neglected by the NHS not to mention the career years of my life but I feel human again and life has its colour back.
I just want to send a message of hope to anyone out there who like me have struggled with their hormonal health. Keep fighting, ignore and change ignorant know sod all G.P's demand specialists and if they are useless change them. Dont let anyone tell you your TSH is not right, go on how you feel.
Love to you all
A very happy and even if I do say so myself slinky Libby