(Closed) Any hypothyroid bees out there? I feel so alone.

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m hypothyroid. It’s pretty rough, but these days I have it well enough under control that my biggest worry about it is what’s going to happen if there’s a zombie apocalypse and I can’t get my meds. 😀 It’s been a long time coming though. You’ll level off!

Post # 4
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have Hashimoto’s so I can relate to the weight fluctuations. If your TSH has doubled, and you felt better back in July, I would mention that to your doctor. Just because you’re in the “normal” range doesn’t mean that is YOUR normal range.  You may just need to bump up your levothyroxine again.  Doesn’t hurt to ask your doc about it.

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hey Doll, wow I feel your pain. I was just diagnosed about 5 weeks ago and evveryone thought I was lazy and tired thats why I gained all this weight. Just move more and you won’t be so tired is all I heard. Finally I sucked it up and went to get blood work done with a new Dr. that found I have hypothyroidism. It’s bittersweet. I just went for bloodwork this morning and I still feel horrible and like a sausage. I wish others could understand how I feel. I am not sure what subclinical means being very new to this. I feel what your going through…..

Post # 6
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Eek, I’m sorry!! I’m hypothyroid, but not autoimmune so I think my body reacts differently. I’m very thin but get tired a lot and have really thin hair and used to get sick all the time. My TSH was as high as 10 for a few years before I got medicated. I take 50mcg levothyroxine daily and it has made me feel somewhat better and I don’t seem to be getting sick as much as I used to. Anyway, I’m sorry you’re having a hard time but I think a good doctor can really help! Have you seen an endocrinologist or just a general practitioner? Maybe it’s time to find a new one!

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was just diagnosed and am starting medication.  Had an allergic reaction to the generic medication, so I’m trying the name brand.

I feel your pain and I hope you feel better soon. Hang in there!

Post # 10
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Another one over here. I’m also not happy with my size, but that’s a minor concern for me compared to the symptoms I get from it. I get brain fog (the worst!), tired, very cold, and lethargic. Those are the things that I worry about, and what gets to me most. I can literally feel myself thinking more slowly, and my reasoning is encumbered or at least delayed when my meds aren’t on point.

Don’t worry too much about your size. It sounds like you’re still at a very reasonable size. And once you get your synthroid increased, you’ll level out and feel tons better.

Post # 11
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was hypothyroid for quite some time.  It started when I was about 17.  I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 20.  I had no idea what was wrong.  I’d always been thin and active.  I slowly gained weight, became super moody, my periods got really heavy, and I was freezing cold all the time.  Becuase I was a teenager, it was just attributed to typical teenage hormone stuff.  Once I was diangosed, had surgery, and started Synthroid, I felt so much better.  I had no idea that I wasn’t supposed to be feeling that way all the time.  I don’t mean to scare you.  Is there any way you can see an endocrinologist?  They specialize in dealing with thyroid issues (and diabetes) and understand thyroid levels in such a different way from other doctors.  You may have better luck with a specialist.  What exactly is it about your neck that “doesn’t look right?” Feel free to PM me if you’d like.  

Post # 14
1619 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have hyperthyroidism and am scheduled to have my thyroid surgically removed in 3 weeks.  After that, of course I will be hypo and will have to take levothyroxine for the rest of my life.  I can completely relate regarding the weight fluxuations though.  About 6 months before I was diagnosed, I suddenly lost about 30 lbs with out any effort whatsoever.  After diagnosis, I began taking anti-thyroid medication and have gained 40 lbs since April.  I have a massive goiter on my neck and I am constantly sweating.  I know exactly how you feel and you are not alone. 

@EffieTrinket:  My first thought after my thyroidectomy was scheduled is “What if the apocalypse happens?”  Haha.

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