I am a 62 year old female and have had various health issues over the years .....at the age of 40 finally dianosed with Elhers-Danlos syndrome type 3, age 50 viral meningites (which made me quite unwell for 6 months and according to some sources you never entirely recover). My weight in my 30's rocketed to about 15 stone+but my food intake did not seem to be the culprit, as no matter how much I dieted I could not loose the weight. Age 52 I went
to the doctor yet again and was dianosed with an under active thyroid, and was given 50mg
levothyroxin, the weight flew of and I felt quite well, a couple of years later on goes the weight again and I feel awful pains in every joint (I know EDS does this but this is a different type of pain), I am in such a bad way I cannot get out of bed sometimes with the pain and fatigue. I am now awaiting a injection into my hip to relieve the pain. A hip replacemnt was advised but because of the EDS this is a last resort.
I week ago I found your site and found the post "a twenty year old girl in an 80 year old body", this could have been written for me. I saw my doctor re the levothyroxine was informed that I was "silly", and left the surgery. I have stopped taking the 100mg of levythyroxine that had been presscribed and am now using Raw Thyroid (porcine) from
Natural Sources, 1 capsule every day is advised, is this enough do you think?
Sorry for any spelling mistakes but as I am typing the crosser I am getting with the medical profession.