I would like to start by saying. I'm 29 been under active for 3 years now on levo 200 dose a day.
I stopped my meds 13 days ago.
I'll take you back to 3 years ago. Went to the doctor, because I just wasn't feeling myself. He checked bloods and it came back underactive thyroid. Seemed weird to me as I was the same weight I had always been. 8 stones / 112 pounds. I started taking the first dosage of 50... it was gradually increased to 200...
Since then I feel like my body is shutting down on me. My hair falls out constantly. When I'm in the shower I feel it running down my body... I work out 5 days a week. Intensely in the gym (that's why I always mentioned me weight of 8 stone) my diet is pretty good. Lots of salads and veg and proteins.. however in the space of 2 years. With no changes at all to life still I have put on 20 pounds 😭...: doesn't sound a lot but when your 5"2 and killing yourself in a gym every day. To gain any weight, never mind 20 pounds is insane..:
I also have severe problems getting up in the morning. Sleeping through 5 alarms and being late for work.
I've spoken to 4 different doctors about this who all say... my levels are normal.
I've been waiting 14 weeks for an endro appointment on the NHS to speak to them about alternative meds, before I have a mental break down over it.
I stopped my meds and actually feel better. Haven't lost any weight yet, but the diffence in my hair falling out is unbelievable.: it hardly comes out now. And I wake up with my first alarm.
Has anyone stopped their meds and felt a benefit and been able to lose weight?