Hi Im new on here and was diagnosed as underactive approximately 8 years ago after having to change doctors to make anyone listen. During that time i went up four dress sizes and got really ill. Over a number of years my dose has been increased to 200 mcg of levothyroxine.
This stopped me putting on more weight but left me with with other symptoms, which I coped with by exercising on a regular basis. In 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, during the recovery and reconstruction I have loads of problems which meant I had a total of 5 lots of surgery. This all interfered with my thyroid function which I know is not working correctly but my doctor says results are fine. I am back exercising and battling to stop the weight increasing but feel like I’m getting no where. I am now being told to lose weight as I’m at risk of diabetes.
What are others doing to fight the weight issue?
What vitamins and minerals are people taking to help?