I'm new here and wanted to say what a great site this is and also ask for some advice.
My symptoms were extreme tiredness, brain fog, weak leg muscles, so weak I could not walk up the stairs easily, always cold and I was steadily gaining weight. To cut a very long story short with my GP, I went to BUPA who found I had reactive hypoglycaemia and felt the reasons I was tired was due to my blood sugar constantly crashing after meals and that my liver was probably full of insulin.
They put me on a detox diet for 2 weeks and then on a high fat, low carb diet for the rest of my life. I did feel so much better for around 6 months and although I did not lose any weight, I had stopped gaining.
But now the tiredness and muscle weakness has slowly started to return. BUPA did test my thyroid and the levels were the lower end of normal so I went back to my GP who would not test my thyroid again and suggested I add in some more vegetables to my diet!
After much reading and researching, I believe it’s my thyroid which is causing the problem, so I decided to self-medicate and purchased some NDT and have been working my dosage up and am currently on three gains a day. I spread my dosage throughout the day, having one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one before bed.
I am no longer quite so tired, my temperatures are up and the weakness is better. But I find when I wake up in the morning my hamstrings are really right and my leg muscles ache. It does not stop until the effects of the NDT start kicking in after around an hour or two. In fact, most mornings I’m really tired until the NDT kicks in which is difficult when you’re trying to get ready for work. I will keep slowly increasing my dose, but just wondered if anyone else has suffered this? Sorry for such a long post and I’ve deleted lots loads to make it shorter!!