Hi guys. I have had Hashimotos for over 20 years (actually diagnosed privately after the birth of my third child). Have struggled with feeling any sort of good all of that time and had a band fitted in 2012.
The band only worked when it slipped and I became ill and skinny. Underweight for the first time in my life. The surgeons unclipped it and left it inside me for 3 months to gain weight and become more healthy. I had lost my hair and all of my vitamin and protein/enzyme levels were dangerously low - I was not keeping anything down. Well I did put on weight - over 4 stone in the 3 months, by eating as a normal person would.
The band was then reattached and has been filled slowly but the weight loss is not now happening - in fact I am now gaining again. I know it is my Hashi's that is the root cause but the GP says my levels are "fine".
From research I know I need T3 but GP will not prescribe. I cannot stand putting on weight week after week, especially after what I have been through - I nearly died.
Can anyone assist with this please? I have heard of naturthroid and am interested but do not want to buy an inferior product over the internet.
Can someone help me with a reputable supplier please who does not require a prescription. I have added in all the recommended vitamins and minerals to my diet and feel better but need to help myself further and try the T3 & T4 together.
My cousin in the US also has Hashimotos (massive family link for me) - she is given both medications and is well and slim !!
Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.