Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 3 years ago and have been on 50mg a day levothyroxine since then. I have admittedly forgotten to take my meds on a handful of times, but usually I am very good. My doctor says my levels are normal after every blood test but I don't know what "normal" is.
I turned 30 this year and I have 3 children, so I know I am getting on a bit but I'm just so tired all the time, I don't want to go and party like a teenager or nothing but to simply be able to make it past 9 pm without forcing myself to stay awake would be nice. Most days after sorting the children out and working I just want to collapse, I have spoken to my gp about my weight because although I don't "exercise" at all I feel I am active throughout the day to at least stay the same weight but I just keep putting it on. I walk my children to school everyday which is up quite a steep hill and takes around 10-15 mins there and then the same back so 20-30 mins walk am and the same pm to collect. Then if I'm not doing housework bending up and down picking up toys after my 2 year old, up and down stairs as our washing machine is in the kitchen and the tumble dryer is upstairs (small kitchen no room downstairs for tumble), I then work with my husband fitting garage doors!! Everyone I know has said they have no idea how I have time to put on weight!
I am at my wits end with my weight I have gone from a size 12 to a size 20 in 3 years and I the only response from my gp is to exercise but I just don't have the time and the energy and quite frankly I think I am active enough to not have to spend hours a week at the gym.
Any comments and help is greatly appreciate.