Hi - diagnosed underactive thyroid after feeling exhausted all the time and even though healthy eating not losing weight. Diagnosed end of May 2014. Initial results T4 - 8, TSH - 8.6
Took 50micrograms of levothyroxine for 6 weeks and tested again early July dr said results much better T4 - 12.8, TSH 2.6.
However I am feeling no better! Constantly still feel tired and exhausted most of the morning till early afternoon then energy picks up. Aches and pains. I'm 5ft 1 and most of my life have been 8.5-9 stone. I now weigh 10 stone 5. I exercise lots (daily kettlebells, swim 50 lengths 2,3 times a week or run 4-5 miles 2 times a week). For the last 4 weeks I've eaten nothing but salads, cereals, and fish or chicken with veg. Im not eating any normal foods or any bad stuff! And still not 1lb loss!!!! Surely this is not right. He refused to up dose and said retest in couple of months.
Starting to feel very depressed about lack of energy and no weight loss even with regular exercise and completely healthy eating. If I eat normal foods ie pasta rice potatoes and lapse slightly my diet I easily creep to to 11 stone so literally live on cereals and salad and veg chicken it's getting so tiresome. I confess the results but of it baffles me as I'm new to it all but do you guys think I should really try and get my dosage upped at next appt???? Any help or advise would be gratefully received