Since I was started on Thyroxin some 25 years ago my weight has increased by 5 stones. After a lifetime of various symptoms, being treated for IBS and progressive arthritis I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease 9 years ago. T
Diet has eliminated many of the symptoms, but I was still getting lots of legs pains. My GP tested for vit D levels and they were non existent , so as my body doesn't absorb vit D I now have injections every 3 months.
Throughout this time I still feel tired and the weight gain is so depressing . Weight watchers etc don't work! I have a very healthy diet due to my eating restrictions, but still GP tells me it is my age . I now have a new GP and she has listened, as I have asked to be referred for a private appointment with an endocrinologist. She then admitted that the labs in the local hospital will only test T4 and nothing else, so the only way I will hopefully get some answers is via this new route. Each time my thyroxin has been increased my weight goes up. I'm not a medic, but I'm not stupid either and have been so frustrated not to be "heard".
Having just had my dose increased again, I don't feel any better, infact i feel as though I have muscle weakness, and my weight has gone up by 9 pounds in 3 weeks.
Reading through past posts has made me feel that it isn't all in my imagination and I hope that when I get my appointment he will "listen" and not be dismissive.