I'm new to the forum and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism almost 6 months ago.
As someone who is phobic about doctors, hospitals and most especially needles, I rarely visit a GP but had become so unlike my normal self that friends insisted I go.
Usual story of weight gain, exhaustion, sleeping all the time, dry skin and eyes, lack of concentration etc. I'm on 50mcg of Levothyroxine and 6 months on, feel no better. In fact, I feel just like someone with a very bad dose of pms most days. Is this normal? I'm almost 60!
Of course, my cholesterol was also raised and I was offered statins, which I refused. I'm due for a medication review in 2 weeks. I just feel that as my thyroid levels are apparently in range but I'm still presenting with the same symptoms, I might as well not be taking the medication.
I eat healthily but currently don't have the energy to exercise. With a hectic job, I sometimes wonder if I'll ever feel normal again! Any advice?