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Am so frustrated feel like rubbish all the time have all the hypo symptoms and on 150mg levothyroxine. No one has explained anything to me. Have massive swelling hands,face,feet,stomach and feel really down. Any increase in meds helps for a while then start to feel unwell again about 3 wks later.Been like this for months now and am so fed up ! Ive completely lost my identity behind this bloated mass that ive become. And off on hols to greece in a fortnight so lets hope whaling is banned

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    Hi  Michelle,

                            sorry to hear your feeling down over your wieght.  i too was very down over the wieght id put on , going from size 10 to 14! in the space of 2 years. im only 4ft 9 , so you can imagine how i felt.However i seem to be fluctual now , or ive got used to been like this. I started to tell my self , this is me now, and im just going to have to get used  to it. I tried diets, even bought a dog to go walking(i can no longer take the dog for walks cos its a big dog and pulls me ) due to my joints and ligaments taking a turn for the worse. i felt i was in a vicous circle, drinking been depressed, then putting on more wieght. In the end i just accept ill never go back to size 10 and therefore changed all my wardrobe and i am now looking forward to a holiday in Malta in one weeks time and i cant wait. I have low vitamin D difficency so i need the sun for my depression and my joints. I am returning in ten days to await a date for an operation on my shoulder (ligament trapped) all due to thyroid. So all am saying you will have days like this but beleive me , it does pass . Keep your chin up!

    from another beach whale!

     

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    Hi Michelle

    Welcome to the beach whale club lol

    I am still trying to find a way to get my weight down if I hear anything will post.  It might be that the sun will make you feel better but remember life is short enjoy your holiday smile

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    Hi michelle and other hypo blobbies

    When I was at my worst and very under medicated I managed to lose weight by completely dropping carbs. Its not easy (carbs are everwhere) but other hypothyroid sufferers have agreed that this method is most effective. Actually if you were sufficiently medicated you would find weight loss easier - but doctors know best sad

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      thanks so much just other people understanding is a big help. Telling someone you feel unwell with this is not like someone really understanding what I mean xxx
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    Hi there Michelle, Hypothyroid is a nasty disease. I have it due to Hashimoto's. As you know having this disease cause weight to go on qucikly. I am an RN, and I will try to explain what I can. your thyroid makes 2 horomones and they control your metabolism and body temp, and our periods. When you are low, you will feel depressed, no energy, you may feel cold and weight gain will happen.  As the med adjusts, you should feel better.   The T3 & T4 levels must be checked and then the doctor can adjust the meds to find a happy balance in you. Maybe Levo is not working on you, you can tell your doctor that you need a different med. They have many different ones today. In some people Levo does not absorb correctly. Some people take a small dose of levo and another med for thyroid.  Call and make an appointment to see the GP or Endocrinologist and bring with you a lsit of the symptoms or a journal of what you feel.  When the thyroid level improves you may lose some weight but watch carbs for now.  Have the doctor order tests to check also for cushing's syndrome as it can cause swelling of limbs and face. I hope this helps.
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      Hi Shelly thanks a lot for all the info.Im in UK and when I aksed about T3 GP just said we dont test that.Have got endocrinologist on 1st july. Its complicated by my taking Lithium but thats been amazing for keeping the polar bear at bay. Have asked for a OH ref at work just to get some protection as I work in banking and when the thyroid is making me feel unwell I really struggle at work. Why are GPs so frosty when you question them??
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