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hi everyone, its good to be able to read of other cases of thyroid problems. two years i was diagnosed with borderline underactive thyroid of which i have not been put on medication for but i have to go back for blood tests every 4 months sometime 2 month. i have put on about 2 stone (28 pounds) maybe more in that time. it is getting me down as i am desperate to lose weight and have been trying hard to but i cant seem to get anywhere. i also am unable to give blood because of the problem and i feel tired everyday unless i exercise which helps a lot but finding the get up and go is proving difficult. i sometimes wish the doc would put me on medication to see if it helps, but i cant tell him how to do his job. i also have a very dry scalp. i have been taking sea kelp which i think helps a very little. does anyone know of anything else i can try, i am so depressed sometimes which is un like my usual nature. i just want to lose some wieght as i hate the way i look.

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    i know how u feel.i have been diagnosed with borderline underactive throid and i have not been given any medications..i get dizzy spells, tiredness, weight gain. my hair is falling out.i am feeling down all of the time.i am due to go to the doctors this week 4 another blood test.hopefully this time i will be given something to help.

    will let u know.:ok:

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    hi thanks for your comment. how did your test results go. i had another test done and am now on levothyroxine 50 which has helped me a lot i am not feeling so tired, and like you have meny other symptons which have been getting better. i have only been on med for 1 week and already seen improvement, and have much more energy i dont feel like i am walking about in a daze anymore (that kinda half awake feeling). I know it makes you feel depressed its because of the way you feel so i really do hope you get treatement i dont think the docs realise how much it affects your well-being. keep me posted, margaret

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    Hi Margaret, glad you are on the meds, would love to hear your continued progress, I am off for bloods tomorrow to check thyroid, I am sure this is my problem the more I read on about others, The weight is so getting me down also, I had lost some after my Hysty then major bladder surgery to repair hole made during hysty, but now I have put that on plus more, I suppose since April I have put on 8 kilos, very depressing.... Look forward to hearing from you with some good news about you!

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    I have underactive thyroid following radioactive iodine treatment 20 years ago. Kelp should not be taken if you have thyroid problems due to the iodine content check with your gp.

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