So after my rather unsuccessful visit to see yet another Dr at my practice after I got my blood test results back. I am now thinking of going back to the Dr that was sympathetic, however she only works part time now and isn't back to work till next Tuesday
My biggest concerns health wise at the moment are my weight gain and feeling tired all the time. I just seem to be gaining weight non stop despite eating the most healthily I've ever eaten in my life. It's making me feel very down indeed.
I did manage to lose 1.5 stone last year which was very hard work. I followed a very low or no carb, high protein diet, 1200 cals a day, drinking lots of water and exercising, mainly just walking on the treadmill about 3/4 times a week. I would never lose more than a 1lb a week though! This was so disheartening when all around people would be saying I've lost 3 lbs or more this week!
I've basically been following the same principles of the plan from that time so reduced or no carbs, high protein, good fats. Admittedly haven't been drinking as much water as i did at the time although I have been doing so over the last few weeks and not exercising as much as I did then but I did have a lot more energy at that time!
I have since gained 2 stone with most of the weight gain happening this year, have gained 1.5 stone since the New Year.
The Dr seemed quite willing to give me a trial of 25mg of levothyroxine but will that make any difference to my weight and my energy levels?
From what I have read 25mg is far too low a dose for most people.
I am also taking vitamin and mineral supplements B complex vitamins including B12 and vitamin D which were showing low in my blood tests. I am also taking 3 herbal adaptogens to boost my adrenals as i believe I also have adrenal fatigue, Siberian Ginseng, Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea.
This is my 3rd week of taking them and 2nd week of taking the vitamin supplements, I seem to be sleeping a bit better, I used to wake up at stupid o clock a lot of the time, or had difficulties falling asleep, being wired and tired so the saying goes. I can see a slight increase in energy levels and my salt/sugar cravings have abated although I can still get a sugar craving at times. I am going to add a magnesium supplement as well to see if that helps.
I have to say that my body does feel imbalanced. It's confirmed that I am peri menopausal so I know that's not going to helping me.
Really don't know which way to turn now!