Basically, like many others I struggled to get diagnosed but was eventually prescribed 25mg Levo. When I read the side effects I was horrified as they included hair loss, weight gain, depression and constipation which are my worst symptoms so I made the decision not to take them. Later, I managed to wangle a referral to Dr Skinner who I saw last month. He prescribed Levo, which made me feel a like I'd wasted my time a bit, but hey ho I had to try!! Dr S is quite convinced I will suffer no problems-in fact he didn't appear to know that anyone had a problem with hair loss and weight gain (seriously!!) so I have got to give it a go.
Just been to GP to discuss Dr S's findings and have agreed to start Levo tomorrow but as neither my GP nor Dr S seem to think there is a "best" way to take it I would love some advice please? Also, I am rather perturbed that Levo contains Lactose and Gluten as I have problems with both Lactose and am on a Gluten Free diet.
Incidentally, Dr S said antibodies (mine are high which is why I went Gluten free) are nothing to worry about and certainly don't mean you are more likely to suffer other auto immune diseases. As I paid a lot of money to see Dr S I am trying to believe what he says but it certainly doesn't seem to match up to people's experiences on here.
Sorry for the looooong post but I really would love some advice and encouragement. Thanks