I was given two blood tests initially and was told i was borderline told to not worry. I am perimenopausal but in pretty good health. I had symptoms similar to those described with a low thyroid issue i was prescribed 50mcg of levothyroxine...as soon as i started it bloated me i felt worse. I called in 6 weeks to describe the debilitating bloating and nausea and was put up to 100mcg.....two weeks later and a rapid weight gain of 12lbs i called again to tell them i felt diabolical! bloated beyond belief and feeling dreadful i was put up to 150mcg of levothyroxine....NOT ONCE did the doctor ACTUALLY SEE ME FACE TO FACE! not ONCE did they ask about lifestyle or diet or indeed offer any advice!
I called them last week to discuss coming off the tablets they said don't and wanted to put me on antidepressants i told them no thanks......
I have done more research and to be honest i think the medical industry are using us all as lab rats. All i have seen is conflicting advice, nothing seems to be straightforward and many GPS do not know enough about this so called life threatening condition in order to treat it effectively.
I have looked into alternative therapies now. My thyroid was borderline so i guess that means it was still working albeit under some strain, but with changes in diet i could actually reverse the TSH readings which is what my diagnosis was based upon!!! So!....
........I have thrown the drugs away, no going back now!!
I just wondered if anyone else had the insight to do this and survive without outraged peers telling them they would simply have a heart attack and die?