I am a 40 year old male. I was told I had an under active thyroid. That was 3 years ago. I have an out door physical job. I had no idea for about 4 years I suffered feeling the cold all the time, I put on weight but I did not notice this to be honest. I lost the hair on my arms. It got worse with time, then I all ways seemed to be tired. I put it down to the job. I always seemed to have a cold. My eyes started to get puffy, I was falling asleep a lot. I ended up in hospital never been to hospital before. It was very weird time for me. I don't even remember what happened had no real memory off it to this day. The hospital sectioned me for 4 weeks. (Mental disorder). I was told that I was banging on my walls at home.
I felt stupid that this had happened to me. Anyway I was put on 150ml levothyroxine. I came out of the hospital every one was surprised how much weight I had lost. I have not had a cold since I put on the levothyroxine,. People could not believe the change in me. Do not feel the cold any more, very alert don't get spaced out anymore. My medication has just been put down to 125ml first time since I started the medication. I felt fine but the doctor said to do so.