Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism 3 weeks ago. TSH >100 free T4 2.1. The reason I went and got tested was because I’ve been experiencing muscle weakness, like my arms and legs are heavy even when doing small tasks like brushing my teeth, texting on my phone, driving etc. I’ve only been on Levo Thyroxine for 3 weeks and I know it takes a while to kick in but I’ve had no relief from symptoms. Has anyone else experienced this type of sypmtom? I’m just worried that it may be down to something else rather than the thyroid issue.
Also since starting the Levo Thyroxine I’ve managed to loose 6 pound in 3 weeks (I’m on weight watchers) whereas before starting meds I was struggling to loose half a pound a week. Is this normal? It’s surprised me as I’m only on 50mcg and assumes it would take much longer to show any effect .
Thanks for reading! X