After quite a fight I was eventually diagnosed with an underactive thyroid gland and have been prescribed levothyroxine. However before this I had been treated for depression, peeling skin,aching limbs, lethargy, and weight gain of 2 stone( inspite of going to the gym 6 days a week) I was the 0ne to say - I have a thryoid problem- inspite of the classic symptoms!
My weight is gradually reducing but I am on Weight Watchers diet and still doing extreeme amounts of excercise, I have to take diclofenac to enable me to overcome the aching limbs . Fortunately I have always enjoyed sport and excercise but I hate the increased weight and my progress is so slow (but at least its not going up) and I feel very down. I have been to see an endocronologist at our local hospital- having nagged my GP to refer me. He was not keen to do this but eventually caved in. I was flabbergasted when I saw the registrar as he just kept saying that my thyroid levels were within the range and therefore all was well- the weight gain etc was not due to my thyroid problem! He even brought the consultant through to see me and he said the same. I pointed out that if he went on line he would see that mine was a common problem and that there must be other avenues to explore as I did not feel well and 12 stone 4 was far too much for someone who is 5ft 4 inches tall- but he just re-iterated that my thyroid levels were within the expected range and there was no other treatment available.
I have always tried to keep myself fit and to help myself but am very frustrated at keep hitting my head on a brick wall. Where do I go from here?