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I have been living with hypothyroidism for about 4 years now and been taking levothyroxine daily. I have experienced issues since being diagnosed particularly weight gain, fatigue and dry skin.
I previously went to my Doctor last year as I had been struggling to lose weight and made significant changes to my diet and lifestyle but unable to shift the weight. I wanted to make sure that I had tried everything that I could before I went to a Doctor. I had my TSH and glucose checked which came back normal and was told there was nothing that could be done about the weight issue (and basically told to accept that). I felt incredibly hopeless and low especially as I have issues with body image & confidence etc. and my efforts are not paying off!
I feel like I have been struggling with the hypothyroidism and the symptoms as I have not received sufficient support or education on the condition; all that I have been told is just to take the medication and have TSH checked annually.
Last month, I presented to my Doctor again with a tight sensation/lump in the throat feeling where my thyroid is. I was referred for an ultrasound scan which showed thyroiditis and waiting to hear back from my Doctor after reviewing the scan results.
Can anyone advise on what the treatments/investigations are for thyroiditis? And is there any hope on the attributes associated with hypothyroidism being resolved? I have never used these sort of forums before and feel like I am completely alone in this.
Many thanks in advance.
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