Hello. I'm new to this forum but I've been hypothyroid since 2008. Over the years I have gone from 75mg to 200mg while pregnant and I'm currently at 150mg.
Randomly I used to be anemic and now I'm not but I feel tired as hell (put down to having a 2.5 year old).
I've been at Slimming World for 7 weeks now and where others have lost nearly a stone, I've not even lost half a stone and I am following the plan. I keep reading reports of there being a link between hypothyroidism and weight gain but my consultant is adamant that there isn't and that it only affects my moods.
Which leads me on to my next subject (sorry I have so much I need to get off of my chest) Earlier this year my moods were terrible. Crying pretty much every day and standing on the train platform on my way to work, having images on myself jumping in front of the train ... I did say they were bad. This happened for a few months and thankfully it died off for a while but it came back last week. Not as strong thankfully but in general, I feel emotionally crap at present.
My joints are aching like hell, I'm so tired, sex drive has gone, peed off at SW for not working and I can not stop sweating!!! I walk and I sweat. I sweat after I eat a hot meal. I feel as though I'm going through the menopause. I get in to work in the mornings and I have to wipe myself down where I'm so damn wet. It mainly happens on my face, neck and trunk. I sleep naked in bed and I wake sweating. Its embarrassing.
I have a blood test next Friday to check my levels but at my last blood test (I religiously have them every 6 months) I was on 200mg and I felt wonderful (bar a few palpitations) but I was told that it was too high and so they decreased it to 150mg.
This will probably sounds quite dramatic (if the rest of my post doesn't already) but sometimes I feel as though my heart is going to pack in. It feels as though my heart is really tight sometimes (not my chest but my actual heart) I'm worried that I've done it some damage by over medicating and I occasionally get palpitations out of no where. Sitting down they can come on.
Does any of the above sound 'normal' when being hypothyroid? Or am I just a fat, paranoid, sweaty, hairy, emotional menopausal woman in her mid thirties and this is it for the next few decades ..? :/
Thanks for reading my essay.