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About me! Under active thyroid!

LashQueen
LashQueen

Hi I'm 32 and have an under active thyroid, autoimmune disease and failure of ovaries in my early 20s.

I'm trying to level out my thyroid and oestrogen levels.

My thyroid level is level a few days ago was 6.1 it's come down from 7. My Dr is happy with this level but I'm not. I'm on 75mg of levothyroxine. I'm gaining weight fast atm even when I'm dieting 1400 calories per day. Help!

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Well, you need to get rid of that doctor, and fast! He will keep you very ill if he thinks a TSH that high is satisfactory. I don't think he'd be so happy if it was his TSH!

You're not eating enough. Low-calorie diets negatively impact conversion and make you more hypo.

LashQueen
LashQueen
in reply to greygoose

I've been told to get rid of him so booking elsewhere! He told me my oestrogen level at 148 is normal but I've been told it should be around 500. He said I'm not allowed blood tests for t3 t4 and others I need as the level 6.1 is not far enough out of range!

greygoose
greygoose
in reply to LashQueen

Dear lord. How do they live with themselves? You'd think their ignorance would keep them awake at night.

LashQueen
LashQueen
in reply to greygoose

I'm might change doctor practice altogether

greygoose
greygoose
in reply to LashQueen

Sounds like a good idea. :)

It's so very difficult for many of us, who are hypothyroid, to lose weight.

An article on the RxISK site lists very many sufferers, who are at optimum levels for all their thyroid results, but are unable to lose weight. The post authors discuss their concerns and mention the medications they are on, which include levothyroxine, Cytomel, NDT, Armour, Erfa, T3, and others. It seems they have tried everything to lose excess weight - low calorie diets, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, regular excercise, and a range of other dramatic changes to their lifestyles. Doctors tell them to eat less and exercise more! What is it about hypothyroidism that makes it so difficult to lose this unwanted weight? Doctors don't seem to know, or show scant concern for those of us who are in this dreadful predicament. Is there nobody who can give us answers? Is there any research which may assist? Medication for hypothyroidism does control some of the symptoms, but there are side effects!

I have read many accounts, on this site, where members ask for answers to their weight problems, But I have not yet read any posts which offer solutions. Should we keep reviewing our meds' via our GP's or Consultants - as we do? When we are on an optimum dosage of Levo, etc., and D3, B12, Folate and Ferritin and all other markers are at 'good' levels, but we still can't lose the weight, what do we do? Change our GP? Change our medication? See another Consultant .............. There have to be answers?

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