Hi all, I was diagnosed with hypothyroid nearly two weeks ago and have been taking 50mcg Levothyroxine for 10 days now. Although I have quite a few symptoms, I initially considered getting tested due to an inability to lose weight - I’ve always been quite slim and can easily lose any excess quite quickly. However despite actively trying to lose weight since February I have actually gained half a stone, and that’s with consistent diet and exercise - feels like I have needed to be quite restricted just to prevent further gain. In addition I’m really bloated (like 6 months pregnant by tea time bloated) and none of my usual ibs management techniques have been working.
Since being diagnosed and beginning Levo, I have noticed an improvement in mood and irritability (not sure if this is coincidental/relief of diagnosis) and feel a little reassured about a few things that I put down to age ( fatigue/hair loss/sensitivity to cold etc) whilst bemoaning the fact that “I’m not even that old”! (I’m 36). However there has not yet been any improvement in my stomach/digestion issues.
Anyway, having written all of that, I’m not really sure what I’m looking for in posting, maybe some reassurance/advice/hope. Are my meds likely to improve my digestion if I give it more time, or are there other things I can do? Am I being too impatient? I’m just so fed up of being careful with my eating but not feeling any benefits.
The only results I have regarding tests are:
TSH 15.82 (normal 0.4 - 4)
Thyroxine 8.8 (normal 9.8-18.8)
Thank you 😊