I've just joined the board and this is my first post.
I've been diagnosed with hypo for around a year now. My hypothyroidism was actually stumbled across by accident really when I'd been and complained about sleep apnoea symptoms.
Anyway at my last TFT I was told I wouldn't be contacted if I was in range with my meds, after no contact I assume I'm on the right dose.
I actually do feel okay but I'm still having trouble losing weight and I believe I have a massive problem with water retention.
I can binge on fluid for a few days without really dieting and lose anything up to 7 lb in water but as soon as I return to a more sensible fluid intake the water weight comes straight back on.
Does anyone else have this same problem?
Are there any ways to tackle the water retention with a more sensible way than drinking excessive amounts of water?
I did think maybe I'm still having this problem because TSH may be in range but T3 is still low?
After lurking on thyroid forums I see this is a problem that many suffer but endo's and GP's are reluctant to test T3 levels so any advice on getting my endo or GP to test my T3 levels would be a appreciated, should I go private?