Seeking hope. I am a 20 y old female, diagnosed with hypothyroidism (with thyroid antibodies) around 18 months ago after piling on 3 stone seemingly from nowhere (no changes to diet or exercise or lifestyle) since then I have fluctuated doses of levothyroxine, 50 to 75 to 100, and then reduced back to 75 as gp said I was over treated (tsh 0.75). I have never felt truly well since being on levo . Minor improvements in fatigue, joint pain and fogginess, but still experiencing symptoms that massively impact my day to day life. Being a 20y old who's too tired to socialise outside of work is extremely isolating. My main issue though is my weight, from Levo I have still continued to gain, admittedly at a slower rate than before, but gain. I've been actively trying to lose weight for 15 months now. I need to lose 4 st. I follow advice from a PT, I go to the gym 4-6 times a week, eat well, no processed foods, avoid sugar etc blah blah all the obvious ways you would lose weight, and yet still I am classed as clinically obese. I have not lost a single pound since being diagnosed, but put on 18lbs. It's embarrassing. I've been told by gp that there is NO correlation between weight and thyroid function which I find to be absolutely ridiculous. She agreed for more extensive blood tests but seems adamant that prescription fat binder pills are the way to go. When I mentioned alternative treatments i.e. Ndt and t3, she shut me down with "this is why you shouldn't go looking on the internet" am currently awaiting blood test results back and think I'll ask for an endo referral.anyone have similar experiences? I guess I'm looking for hope. I really am at my wits end, I just feel like giving up. My confidence has hit rock bottom and I feel like a hermit. I just want my life back!