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Newly diagnosed Hypothyroidism

I am newly diagnosed and struggling to come to terms with taking Levo 25mg daily for the rest of my life. Will it never get back to normal? Even if I lost weight?

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Perhaps it would be a good idea to read up on as much as you can about hypothyroidism? You are on the lowest dose possible and it is very probable it will be increased. Losing weight will help you to feel better about yourself but will not stop you from being hypothyroid. It is also very difficult to lose weight when you are hypothyroid.

There is so much information out there and a good place to start would be:

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/index....

Once you have a bit of information under your belt then perhaps going through the useful information on this site will also help and when you are at all puzzled just ask more questions as there are so many very helpful people who will be there to assist you.

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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my concerns. I have already tried to search the web for information on this condition and have found many conflicting views? Will start taking notes and getting my head around it! Thanks again....

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Thank you for the link!

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Hi curly, the problems are that the medical profession only wants to put you on a very cheap hormone and send you on your way. If you can find a cause for your condition, i.e. are you iodine deficient?...are you having an autoimmune attack that is destroying your own thyroid gland?....are you have pituitary issues or going through menopause or other hormonal problems.....are your adrenals stressed out?

You can see why doctors do not want the costs for any of the above to be incurred to the NHS. Other than doing that, though, I'm afraid you are stuck unless you can afford to go private. You can still try to work on your adrenals, etc. and reading the recommended books and websites can definitely enlighten you tremendously.

stopthethyroidmadness.com/m...

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Thank you for the references I will look them up! On a bit of information overload at the moment so giving myself a break on looking stuff up!

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I understand Curly. This one is set up as bullet points and you only have to read the headline to get the picture. But whatever you can handle is fine. The beginning of your journey is very important, though, and I just wanted you to see how complex this is. You can work on other issues later but finding the right dose within the first few months is rather crucial in my opinion. (The website "Stop the Thyroid Madness Now" is very trustworthy using excellent sources and research for very many years).

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Hi Curlytops, just wanted to say that I was diagnosed three months ago and I felt just like you. There's all this scary doom and gloom about never getting any better and it's miserable to think we'll have to take drugs for ever just to be normal - but you're on the lowest dose possible and there's probably a way to go before you find the right one for you. Hopefully you'll start feeling better and other symptoms will ease off too - but I know how you feel, and there seem to be lots of great people here with experience and good advice, so dive in! Best wishes, E

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Thank you very much for your kind response!

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