I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in February and have been taking Levothyroxine at a gradually increasing dose and am now on 100mg (although I had to push my gp to increase it).
My blood tests have come back within the 'normal' range for the past 4 months; however, despite this I still have most of the symptoms (albeit to a lesser extent). I am however, still gaining weight, despite my very restricted diet and running 20 miles a week and attending 5 exercise classes (which as you can imagine leaves me even more exhausted).
I have proposed to my gp that the medication is obviously not working, but she refuses to do any more and is now saying I am still gaining weight because I am depressed and I now have to attend a clinic for weigh management!!. I am not depressed, just frustrated.
I am now at the stage where I need to try and help myself. I have decided to take multi vitamins and bought some today, but I have noticed that they contain Iodine in the form of kelp and have read that if you are taking Levothyroxine you should not take iodine. I am now of course nervous about taking them. And what about taking extra amino acids, such as L-tyrosine.
I've have read some much conflicting information that I don't know what to believe. I hope someone can help with the correct information.