Sorry if I start to ramble but this is my first post and I would really appreciate any advice as I am feeling really lost and confused. For a bit of back ground I am a 47 yr old woman and have been putting on weight for the last few years but as a comfort eater there was no surprise there. However the last couple of years have been particularly stressful having nursed and now lost both parents to cancer. In June with on going stomach pains, anxiety issues and perimenopause symptoms I bit the bullet and went to the doctors.
After scans and a blood test I was called into the doctors to be told I had an under active thyroid. In a 3 minute consultation I was told I have to take a pill for life, I get free prescriptions, everything will be fine come back and be retested in 10 weeks and by the way yes you are entering the menopause. I didn't know what to ask and left the surgery prescription in hand for 50mcg of levothyroxine and a piece of paper outlining hypothyroidism.
I hate making a fuss and with low self esteem I find it really hard to talk to my doctor so finding this forum has been a godsend. I started taking B12 3 weeks ago having read somewhere it can help with energy. I then decided to get a private blood test done. Obviously I can see I don't need to supplement B12 but I would appreciate your thoughts on my other results.
Armed with what I have read in other posts I know next time to get a print out of my results but I have no idea what else I should be discussing. One final thing having been a complete bread addict for years I have cut down and plan to cut out gluten as my stomach pains and bloating has definitely eased as I cut out bread.