I'm new here, although I have been hypothyroid for 7 years. I was diagnosed at 5.0 and have stayed in the 2s for years with 50mcg of Levothyroxine.
I've noticed symptoms over the year (hair loss, cold, weight gain, struggling to lose said weight) but my GP has put it down to age and perimenopause as I'm 44. Various doctors would not do another TSH test as I had one in July 2017.
I bypassed the Dr and rang Dr's receptionist to book a TSH test and thankfully GP didn't object- that was yesterday, the surgery rang today to say my TSH is 6.9 and I need a review- it's next Friday.
My question is, would this relatively small increase impact on my weight? I'm a stone overweight but 3 weeks of RELIGIOUSLY following Slimming World has resulted in a 1/2 pound gain! If so, how long will an increased dose take to work?