Newby wanting advice!

Hi, I'm new to the group. My sister recommended I join.

I have an under active thyroid and Hashimotos. I was taking levo but still feeling rubbish. All my doctor ever seemed to say was your results are within the right limits, try dieting, try exercising you are very overweight

Well I have tried but it's pretty depressing. I don't feel like exercising and have to starve myself to lose half a lb!

Anyway I stopped taking thyroxine a few months ago because I felt awful and I do feel better off them. I started t3 a couple of days ago and I do feel as though it is making a difference already. I would like to carry on taking it but I could really do with some help to get some because I don't have a big supply, especially as I increase the dose.

I did a thyroid check myself with medicheck and got my results back but if anyone could take a look and maybe give me some advice that would be great.

Thanks :)

7 Replies

  • Welcome to our forum and I am sorry you are hypothyroid. I do understand the reason for stopping as many of us feel far worse than before being diagnosed.

    If you can copy and paste your Medicheck results with the ranges, members will respond.

    There is a shortage of T3 at present and if someone has information will send you a Private Message as no information is allowed on the open forum.

  • Thank you very much :)

    I'll try and attach a photo of them but if that doesn't work I'll copy them across.

  • When you copy and paste your results in to a post, please include the reference ranges. Also, tell us what dose of thyroid meds you are taking, and how long you'd been taking that dose for. We really need to know a history of dosing for 6 - 8 weeks before the tests.

  • Thank you, I will do that now.

    I haven't have any thyroxine for close to four months and before that I was on 200 micrograms.

  • Best not to diet and exercise at the moment. Just gentle walking or swimming to stop you rusting up. :)

    Low-calories diets negatively affect conversion, making you more hypo. And exercise uses up your T3. They're not going to make you lose weight, anyway, because hypo weight-gain is not about calories. But, I wouldn't expect your doctor to know that. Doctors know next to nothing about thyroid, and nothing at all about nutrition. :)

  • Bombastic, it may be worth doing a saliva cortisol test - medichecks do this too. Also try and eat gluten free.

  • Thank you, I will see about doing this. There are a few more tests I was thinking of ordering but I can't for the life of me remember what they were! My memory is awful sometimes :)

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