Hi I am 53, I have always had dry brittle hair and nails but apart from that fine.
This year I put on a stone for no reason, I then started to feel tired and not able to keep my energy levels up, then my head started to feel like my brain was stuck in 2nd gear, then I got constipation ( I normally go 3 times a day) I had 2 TSH tests done privatly 8.7 then a few weeks later 5.3 so went to my GP he also did 2 tests 7.3 then a week later 5.8
My free thyroxine 11.95
T4 61.8 and free T3 4.26
My GP said your fine it's all normale so I got some thyroxine from net and have been on 50mcg for a month, I have also seen an consultant and he said he will right to my GP to get me in the system and my meds from NHS. I feel soo much better and normal however I can't shift the weight and it's getting me down that my clothes don't fit, I do lots of exersise as I enjoy it and eat resonably healthy . Will the weight start to shift given enough time or am I stuck with it.