Hi lovely knowledgeable people.
I JUST got diagnosed with hypothyroidism after experiencing some health difficulties and odd symptoms that seemed unrelated, for the past year. I have a 2 year old, and the doc says that it could be lingering from my pregnancy, as my last thyroid function test was 2 years before I conceived. It was never checked during or after pregnancy.
My TSH level is 4.46 My doc says normal range is .4 to 4.20 I've been put on 12mg of levothyroxine. Any advice on how long I should expect to take it before I start feeling better? My primary symptoms are lethargy, transient joint pain, hair and nails deteriorating, lack of libido, motivation.
Any advice about foods? I keep getting conflicting info from my web searches, avoid goitrogens, avoid caffeine, eat healthy, eat lower carb, take selenium etc.
I'm just a little overwhelmed and lost with the diagnosis and all the conflicting dos and don'ts.
Thank you in advance. <3