I feel that I'm losing my battle with my weight. I was diagnosed hypo in August 2012 with a TSH of 8 and a FT4 of 14 (range 12 - 24). I was put on 50mcg of levo. Over the previous 12 months of so my weight had crept up by 12 lbs (sorry don't do kilos!)
During my first two months on levo I felt great, then I had periods of feeling very very tired if I'd had a few late nights or particularly busy days, now since Xmas I'm feeling pretty exhausted, stupid (brain fog), digestion has slowed to a crawl, and I've piled on a further 7 lbs during January even though I've been eating what I believe is a healthy low fat diet.
I've requested a blood test this coming Wednesday as I'm sure I need an increase. In the meantime, the weight things is really getting me down. I'm thinking of joining Weight Watchers to see if I can lose some. Anyone had success with Weight Watchers? Quite frankly I'm terrified of putting on more. I wonder if because I have been trying to diet this has knocked my metabolism down more.
I'm also wondering about fluid retention. I do not have puffy ankles, face or fingers etc but I don't have much need to pass water at the moment. Can water be stored on tummies, waists and thighs only?
My doctor told me initially that she has surprised that I had so many symptoms because my FT4 has never gone out of range (made me feel abit of a fraud). My TSH after six weeks on levo was 3.9 and at my October blood test it was 0.5 (but I forgot not to take my levo before I went!). My FT4 had gone up to about 18. My antibodies were 1618 (range 0-100) on diagnosis.
Sorry to ramble, but so fed up with bursting out of my clothes and just don't want to give up and buy bigger ones!