Just went had my first set of bloods taken since being put on Liothyronine 2 weeks ago. Had no major side effects apart from crying out bursts. 2 weeks ago I couldn't even put my shoes on my feet were that swollen couldn't even get off the sofa. My face looked unrecognisable to what it did 2 years ago. So I'm now T3 only at mo....have not been out house in 2 weeks as I couldn't even fit my shoes. Had to get to my blood test today even if I had to go bare footed. Anyways long story cut short put my boots on and bloody hell they slipped on. So am I losing weight. In 1 yr I went from 101kg which bout 16 stone to ballooning too 123kg which is a disgusting 19 stone. When I tried telling my doc I don't even eat the recommended 2000 calories a day for a woman she never listened. So I have been lugging weight around barely being able to lift my head to fighting to get to see a endocrinologist. He didn't really even need to look at my bloods to know I was unwell. He said I was not absorbing T4 at all. 2 weeks down line and weight is dropping off. Is this normal? I'm disgusted how people have judged me on my weight even the swelling to my face is going. I know I will never be cured but what I will say is if u feel you are not being believed fight to see a specialist. I'm surprised and so was my specialist surprised I was still alive and kicking. I have lost all faith in NHS just proves u have to nearly be dead to be listened too. It's only been 2 weeks it should be intreasting to see what I look like in 8 weeks when I see my specialist again. Think he may have saved my life !!!
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