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Hi everyone. I've been having symptoms of an underactive thyroid for 5 months, and have been recently diagnosed with an underactive thyroid month ago . As a 20 year old relatively healthy male; you might be able to see how this is confusing to me. I realized, though, that my mom and some of her family suffer from an underactive thyroid.
This is quickly becoming more dire of a problem for me. An enormous amount of fatigue, I'm a delivery driver and it's often so difficult to do my job. I want to quit everyday. I've almost fallen asleep on the road. The lack of energy, interest, and mental foggyness is so prevelant that it's damaged some of my friendships. 20lb weight gain with no diet changes. When I exercise I don't really sweat. Nobody gets what it feels like until they have it, all of that together spawns a gnawing anxiety within you that creates even more stress.
Sorry for that long prelude. My doctor put me on 25mg Levothyroxine. I took it every morning on an empty stomach for a month straight and no change, literally none. I was getting desperate, it's becoming hard to do my seemingly easy job, I start college in a month from now, yesterday I called my mom and told her that I'm losing it. My medicine isn't working and my next appointment with my physician isn't for another 3 weeks. She just gave me a few of her Armour Thyroid medicine, she told me that synthetic thyroids (Levothyroxine) doesn't work for her either. I just started it today and am trying to remain hopeful.
How long will it take to work? Has anyone else ever had this problem? I appreciate any and all answers.
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