Hi I was one of the 3% who couldn't tolerate thyroxine at any level so was just left to my own devices by my gp. So had to figure my thyroid problems out myself! I have always had a healthy lifestyle but always seemed to have problems with certain foods mainly bread so tended to eat as little as possible! About two years ago I was going through a stressful time and one day i got so out of breath walking a short distance from my work to my car which was not normal for me as I could do a 22 mile cycle every other day! So ended up at my gp got my blood tested my doc was amazed I could even walk she said she has never seen bloods so low! She put me on the only meds ( thyroxine) she could and sent me on my way! I started of on 25 got put up to 75 100 125 150 back down but nothing worked in fact it was making me worse so that's when I decided to look again at my diet which was supposed to be a good whole food healthy diet as anyone would say to me! Wish I could eat a healthy diet like you ! So what was going on? Why was I feeling like crap why was I gaining weight ending up at 14 stone from a healthy 11 stone ?????
Now iv found the answer wheat and gluten! Iv cut it out all together and now after all this time I feel human again yippee I really do!!:)) so if there's anyone like me and can't tolerate the medication give the wheat and gluten a big body swerve and see what happens good luck:))
P's read WHEAT BELLY BY WILLIAM DAVIS MD