I went to my Doctor because i was concerned about my bad sweating, which has been going on for several years now, seemingly getting worse as i get older. On the Doctors instructions i went for blood test and the outcome of this was that i had an underactive Thyroid. I was unaware of this condition. As a result i have been taking 50 MCG of levothyroxine for 18 months now. This has made no difference at all to my original problem. I tried to tell my Doctor about this and his reply was that it is" normal". In other words i am not interested! (Anyone over 60 i think is the usual attitude i find with Doctors) I am not the sort of person that is a regular fixture in the Doctors waiting room!. I am a bit overweight but i love walking or cycling. I think this would help a bit with the weight. However i cannot do this regardless of it being summer or winter because after 5 minutes or so i am sweating so badly i have to stop. NORMAL!!!!! i dont think so. I have jobs to do around my flat,ie Tiling painting etc but i know within 5 minutes of starting i will be so wet and uncomfortable i have to stop. In this lovely weather i cannot bring myself to go out because i know within 5 minutes it will be very uncomfortable.In winter there is not the slightest difference, for example i was at Domodyedova Airport in Moscow in early April when the temperature was -11. i had to go outside because of the heat in the terminal. I stood outside with a short sleeved shirt and no coat for a long time and felt quite good. All the Russians with their big fur coats and hats on where looking at me as though i was a bit weird. I felt really good. This condition is now really depressing me and i need any help or advice that is forthcoming. I feel i cannot do anything or go anywhere because of this curse on me.
I feel it is useless to go to my doctor, because they are simply not interested. Hope to hear from someone soon. many thanks in anticipation.