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Looking for some guidance please. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 5 years ago and I take 25mg of levothyroxine daily.
Three years ago I had an ultrasound scan of my neck for something unrelated and was told that I have thyroiditis as well, the doctor didn't seem bothered by this and I've always just assumed it's hashimotos which doesn't matter really as the treatment is the same.
Anyway for 5 years I've been suffering with hair loss and acne but recently I've been tired after eating carbohydrates and just have a general feeling of ill health. I also have IBS type symptoms.
The hair loss and acne seem worse when I take the thyroxine, I stopped for a time as I believed the hypothyroidism was post partum but my blood tests changed so I started taking the thyroxine again and the hair loss and acne worsened.
I also cannot lose weight despite diet and exercising 5 days a week.
My doctor isn't interested in my symptoms as they aesthetic and is happy with my dose so I don't really know where to turn. If I increase my dose the hair loss and acne will worsen but if I don't I'll never lose weight or stop the tiredness.
Feeling really exhausted by it all, I doubt very much that my doctor will refer me to an endocrinologist so I need suggestions to try to take control of my health please.
Thank you for reading 😊
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