My TSH was in the hundreds at the end of June, 2016. I was very late diagnosed and put on 100mcg levo, starting 2nd July 2016. I am now on 200mcg. My weight had shot up from 10st to 18st 7lb. I am 5' 4. I looked and felt dreadful, and had all the classic exhausting symptoms of hypothyroidism.
One year and three weeks later I weigh 12st. I watch what I eat and keep amounts small to moderate. I'm vegetarian but still manage to eat low carb. I add coconut oil and cream to coffee as healthy fats help weight loss. They also make meals more satisfying so no hunger afterwards.
I do have treats but limit them. I shouldn't eat sugar but occasionally do. At present I am on a quest to get to 11st 7lb so sugar and junk are OUT. I'm no angel, I love food, but I am determined to get back to 10st and maintain for a while, then maybe lose a bit more. Will see how I look/feel.
Levothyroxine has been a Godsend to me and to two close friends who like me are recovering well and deeply grateful for every improvement. Without levo I would never have seen such a profound change for the better xx