Help! I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the end of February. I had been feeling ill for months but fobbed off by one particular gp. Eventually, another gp at the practise ordered a full blood count. I have not had a printout of my results as I didn't even know you could do this. I just know she said that my TSH was 120 and my T4 was unreadable? Not sure if I have remembered that correctly. I was out on 50mcg levothyoxin and statins as my cholesterol had gone from 4.7 to 8.7
I was already taking b12 tablets as I was tested 14 months previous and shown to be deficient.
My new reading which was done a week ago shows T4 9.4 and TSH is now 11.
As I said, right now it all sounds double Dutch to me but I am trying my best to understand the impact this is having on me. It's early days and I am very up and down but on the whole better than I was. My hair is still thin but not falling put as it was. My weight is really getting me down as I have gained a stone and a half (I was already classed as obese) and although I have quit smoking 7 months ago and tried to diet, I am unable to shift the weight.
Any help or advise would be much appreciated. My brain is currently frazzled!