I am very grateful to have found this site and have read many of the posts. I have always been overweight, but active and very well and on no medication. A couple of weeks ago that all changed when I developed other symptoms that required medical intervention. I fainted at the wheel of my car after palpitations and anxiety. Luckily I was travelling at very low speed, so apart from a cracked bumper, neither the tree or myself suffered serious injury. I did mean I was taken into hospital and then referred to a GP who seems to really want to get to the bottom of things....
I share many of the symptoms posted on this site, I am just at the start of the journey. Despite eating a very healthy diet, being active (I set up and run gardens in schools) I have been unable to shift weight for years. I had a very stressful childhood (physical and emotional) and have read that increased stress in childhood elevates/disrupts cortisol levels and can affect adult modulation of cortisol and impede weightloss.
Does anyone else have a pronounced Dowagers / Buffalo hump? My gran, mum and I all had this hump, all of us carried weight around our mid sections.
In the last couple of weeks, I have suffered palpitations, breathlessness and a feeling of thickness inside my throat, confusion, lack of focus, feeling low, not safe to drive (see first para!) and just want to sleep all the time.
Have been having lots of blood tests and ECG. First blood test indicated my calcium is low I don't really know what this means. I have some irregularity with ECG and will be having more of these including 48 hour wearing device. I do not drink alchohol or fizzy drinks, I am not a chocoholic, I don't eat between meals. I loathe being overweight and ironically these latest symptoms onset when I started doing HIT training every other which I started a month ago (no weightloss of course).
This Friday I will get a load of blood results back, apparently there is a lot to discuss. I have never been a pill popper, I rely on a healthy diet (organic, very low sugar, low carb, healthy fats, lots of home grown veg, turmeric, ginger etc etc). Any advice on what I should do if diagnosed as Hypo? I would much rather go down natural med route - but if I need to kick start rebalance of thyroid with drugs then so be it, something has to change.
I feel fairly certain that Hypothyroidism is at the root of my problems and look forward to benefitting from the wisdom and experience of site admin and users.