I am newly diagnosed hypo thyroid. After 3-4 years of back and forward to gp with tsh between 3 and 4 but with loads osf symptoms, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, weight gain, hair loss, anxiety, loss of libido to name but a few. I finally stopped going to gp as thought they must be right and I had to just get on with it. However in May I started a new job and worked alongside an old friend. She realised I was not myself and demanded I had a blood test. The out come was a tsh of 8.9, back to gp who started me on 25mcg levothyroxine and told me to go back in 8 weeks for another blood test. I still feel terrible, no change at all. I try to exercise to keep my weight under control but it is such an effort I feel so rough the next dayI wwonderif I am doing more harm than good. I have reduced gluten and caffeine in my diet as well as cutting sugary things. My mum had addisons disease and rheumatoid arthritis as well as sjorgens syndrome. I don't know what to do for the best. Exercise is important but I feel so weak and tired. I am scared my gp will refuse to increase my levothyroxine. Sorry to ramble but I feel all over the place. My rheumatoid factor is negative. Thank you for any advice.