Hello everyone -
I have been in hypothyroid hell for the past year:( I have almost every single symptom and all of my blood work comes out completely normal except my testosterone levels have been high and my cholesterol was high. I have been to 4 doctors and no one actually cares or listens to me and writes me off as just someone who is tired and cannot lose weight( I have gained 30lbs that will not budge even after weight watchers and other diets I have tried) I am so miserable from the symtpoms - exhausted, extreme bloating, half of my hair has fallen out and the strands themselves are so brittle and thin, my toenails have fallen off, the list goes on and on.
I finally got a doctor to give me Synthroid but I started out at 50mcg and still feel super tired all the time and haven't started losing any weight. How long does it normally take to start working? I'm thinking I might need a higher dose.
Also has anyone else experienced all of these symptoms but all of the thyroid "tests" all come back normal? It has been an extremely frustrating and disappointing experience to get help with this. I have been looking for a hypothryoid forum for some support - I feel like I'm going crazy!