Hello fellow sufferers!
I have just started posting here but have been reading all the posts with great interest. Thank you health unlocked.
My question is can strict dieting cause hypothyroidism? My Endo says not but I am not sure this is true.
23 months ago my THS was 2.8. Then I dieted very stricktly, but sensibly, for eighteen months and lost 20 kilos/44lbs.
I felt a lot better and looked a lot better.
Next blood test showed THS 8.7 so sent to an Endocrinoligist.
I have been on Levo three days a week for four months starting on 25 then 50 now 100mgs and my levels are now stabilised and in a good healthy thyroid range.
What I want to know is does anyone think this could have been due to my dieting.
PS I have now put 8 kilos back on. Not dieting and eating sensibly. Not pleased with this and it seems to be caused by the Levo!!
What ideas on this question would be gratefully received.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.