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Ok, I dont really know where to begin with this but 6-7 years ago I had an extremely active job (I won't mention what it was) but it involved a lot of walking, running, physical effort. I had the use of a gym at work and some lunchtimes I would work out and in addition I was a member of a local gym and regularly worked out there. I began to notice that I was seriously putting on weight and my clothes kept getting tighter and I kept going up a size. I expected to get heavier after all I was doing a far bit of weight lifting, so I increased my cardio but still the weight kept piling on.
Eventually I went to the doctors who diagnosed me with an under active thyroid & put me on a starting dose of Levothyroxine 25Mg? this did nothing to remedy my problem... I have always been a large person with a rugby players build but I seemed to be gaining inches by the month. The doctors kept monitoring my blood and upping my Levothyroxine until I reached 300Mg (which by all accounts is a massive dose) and still the weight does not shift.
I am tired all the time, constantly get muscle ached, get headaches and double vision, tinitus.... I now longer work where I was and am now self employed as keeping my own timetable is the only way that I seem to be able to function.
The doctors now no longer monitor my blood unless I happen to go to them for something else and even then it seems to be an afterthought. I have had doctors telling me that my diet is to blame, but most of what I eat is freshly prepared, no ready meals and very little sugar and fat. One docotr even told me that there was a great App that I could download to my phone that will scan the barcodes of the meals that I eat!!!! As I said I do not eat ready meals! They have also told me that I need to decrease my alcohol intake.... Apart from the occassional organic cider I do not drink! I drink organic organic cider because I do not like overly sweet stuff. The doctors seem to just go through the motions and just see a big person in front of them and read from the script. It has got to the point where I dont even bother with them half the time and only go to see them if absolutely necessary.
I have been refered to a "specialist" on two occasions, the first was a dietician who would not believe what I told her, and she insisted that I was obviously a drinker who ate too much, the second specialist was the diabetes clinic who seemed a little puzzled as to why I had been refered to him as I did not have diabetes.
I truly am at my wits end, Levothryroxine does nothing but make me feel like crap and the wieght shows no sign of moving. The medical staff dont seem to care and talk down to me as I am to blame. My memory is shot, my energy levels are non existant, I constantly ache and now on top of everything else I have developed Gout which again the docotrs seem to infer is my own fault.
Can anyone help?
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