Hi, I'm 64 and recently discovered that I'm hypothyroid from blood tests. After reading up about this I think I have had this for a very long time, maybe since the menopause, but the symptoms were not the kind of thing I would take to the doctor. I just thought it was old age and I'd drawn the short straw and got a lot older and quicker that my friends!
They put me on 25mcg Levo for 6 weeks and then raised it to 50mcg as symptoms persisted (even though bloods showed I had got to within normal range).
I still have exactly the same hypo symptoms. The only change is that I have packed on the weight - gained about 17lbs. My weight prior to taking this medication had always been pretty stable.
What I don't understand is if my metabolism rate was low due to low thyroxin, then I take extra thyroxin this should raise my metabolism and if anything I should lose weight not gain weight? Or is my logic way off beam here?
I'm very confused, can anyone help. please?