I'm a year in to diagnosis and treatment now and have to say, I am feeling so much better. The last 6 weeks have been the best for me since diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
I've achieved this by taking:
Ferrous sulphate 3 times a day for my ferritin deficiency
I take my iron tablets with I orange juice or if none available I chew a vitamin c tablet
Vitamin D3 & D2 supplements (prescribed by doctor)
I take either a selenium tablet or eat 6 Brazil nuts a day
1 or 2 coconut oil tablets (have read many good things about these, including help with metabolism)
Regular baths with Epsom salts in it (for magnesium)
Zinc tablet every day
I do not take vitamin B12 or folate as there is a history of pernicous anaemia in my family and I do not want supplementation to affect my blood tests in this area. I would want to be diagnosed with PA if this was the case so it can be on my records. Last blood test revealed low folate but I'm waiting another few weeks for further testing.
I have eliminated gluten - not 100% as I will eat gravy & sauces which contain gluten but I have taken wheat and grains out of my diet. My next step will be lactose as I find I swell when I drink a latte!
Anyway, I'm at the stage where I am pretty much leading a normal life. I'm sleeping well and I'm getting through the day like a normal person! We have just returned from a three day break in London and we walked everywhere (don't like tubes!!). I managed well and am so happy with this. My muscles ache in my legs but I can live with this. I occasionally get aches and pains but I can live with this. My hair however is still falling out so something must still be amiss.
The weight I have gained through being hypo (2stone) just will not budge. I hate being this way so much and feel cheated because I eat healthily (just like most of us). Will it ever go? What more can I do? I've bought a rowing machine as this works all areas and I'm hoping to start with a few minutes a day on this building up gradually in the hope that muscle will boost my metabolism.
My stomach regularly bloats. I hate hate hate it. I've now bought some stomach healing stuff such as chia seeds and strong probiotics in the hope that this might help???? <desperate!!!
Please anyone, any advice? Has anyone actually managed to lose their weight? If so how????