Posted a few weeks ago with a recent diagnosis of hypo, been started on Levo 50 mg. also long history of MDD - depression and a 6 month history of gastric pain, nausea, a lot of fairly gross flactulence. Had every test going all came back clear and a gastro gave me a diagnosis of ibs, which is rubbish, I've had ibs in my lower bowel for 20 years and what I am currently experiencing is not ibs it is gastric soreness, not cramp like ibs and relentless nausea. My best guess is hypochlohydria - low stomach acid and or gastroperisis, slow emptying of stomach. I hoped when I got low thyroid diagnosis and started levo my gastric symptoms would after a few weeks improve, but no, if anything a little worse. On the up side 3 weeks on this dose has levelled my low mood out so depression better after a very long period of nothing helping. Also my fatigue some days seems less and all over aching not quite so horrendous. The gut soreness and nausea is driving me nuts! 6 months, tried cutting out all sorts of trigger foods, eating very little and yet STILL putting weight ON?!? How long does it take on levo before your weight starts to come off? How long before they may consider upping my dose of levo a bit? I'm 12 1/2 stone and only a little 5ft 4 female. I'm beginning to look wider than I am taller, it's so depressing to have no control over your weight and yet be eating LESS than I have in my entire life, it's like someone up there is having a very sick joke at my expense! And could I ask again if anyone else has suffered these sort of gut problems. I don't know how much more of it I can cope with after 6 long months of test after test, daily pain and nausea, feeling that all food is a potential enemy and what ever I do eat is going to hurt me.
So sorry to be such a whinge - bag everyone, not normally this bad, just reached a very low point today
Thanks in advance