Have just been diagnosed with Secondary Hypothyroidism afterseeing an endocrinologist who specialises in Hypothyroidism.
My symptoms were: anemia, no period for 5 years, v v low energy, feeling faint often, lethargic and always cold.
He has given me the contraceptive pill (20mg mercilon, low dose oestrogen) and 50mg of levothyroxine.
I have carried on exactly as normal, practicing regular exercise, and tonight in the middle of the night i woke up so starving with an empty stomach feeling as if i was about to faint in the bed.
I went to a hiit class this evening after eating a healthy dinner and had 1/2 of one of their fruit smoothie shakes afterwards followed by an apple and nuts when I got in, but i still went to bed really hungry.
Note: i dont normAlly do hiit and only normally practice yoga and pilates, and i also never ever wake up starving in the night.
I cannot tell if this increase hunger and waking up feeling scared and faint was due to overdoing it at the gym class or due to drugs. I am on day 4 of taking above meds, am also on ferrograd C for anemia.
Side note: my boobs are massive and painful.
Just wanted to see if anyone else has had similar experience, and if anyone has any advice.
I am a model, and the last thing I want is to put on weight with these new drugs, as this would massively damage my career, however is an increased appetite normal and if i am constantly hungry should I eat more or is this a weird symptom of the drug and I should try not to?
Any help so so appreciated