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Trigger Warning My Thyroid HATES Me

Discussion in 'Illness or Injury' started by pinkoctopus, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Hi everyone . . .

    I was recently diagnosed with a
    hypoactive thyroid. Many of you probably know what that means... basically, my thyroid doesn't produce enough hormones and, therefore, makes it almost impossible for me to lose weight.

    I was wondering if any of you have experience with this condition and what advice you could offer when it comes to losing weight quickly.

    The modeling world is pretty much knocking at my door every day begging me to join in but I am too embarrassed and ashamed of my body to do a photoshoot. I know that lots of you will probably say that I just need to love myself and become comfortable with the body I have. But I really do not feel like myself at this weight. I want to get down to at least 100 (I am currently 110. My height is 5'8"/173cm.) For months I have tried every diet and lifestyle change under the sun... nothing works.

    I heard that intermittent fasting can work well for thyroid patients. I would like to try it but I would appreciate it if some other people first gave their suggestions and advice.

    - thank you xXx

    P.S. I apologize if this type of post is not allowed here. Just lmk. <3
  2. When your doctor diagnosed you with hypothyroidism, what did he or she say about it? Did medication not come up? Or are you not wanting to take meds? Hypothyroidism is awful and frustrating, and I’m so sorry you’ve been diagnosed with it! The good thing is that hypothyroidism can typically be very effectively treated with medication. Most people with hypothyroid are able to stay symptom free by taking synthetic thyroid hormone. Sometimes getting to that point can be difficult, since there are sometimes underlying causes that need to be treated or ruled out first, and finding the right dosage can take a few tries before getting it right. If your doctor just diagnosed you and didn’t do anything further, I’d highly recommend going back or, preferably, seeing a new doctor. If nothing else, you can request a referral to an endocrinologist from your doctor and an endocrinologist is the go-to expert for thyroid issues! Hope you can get things figured out... there are highly effective treatments available, so I hope you can find some answers and solutions!
    RobinsRibs and pinkoctopus like this.
  3. Thanks for the reply, love! I am currently on 75 mcg of levothyroxine. The endocrinologist is going to keep increasing my dosage if need be. I have not felt a difference while on the medication. I am going to try intermittent fasting soon... hopefully, I can lose weight that way.
  4. Thanks, love. :heart: I am going back Jan. 1st. Hopefully, I will feel much better by then!
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  5. Following because I just recently got my blood drawn to see if something is wrong with my thyroid
  6. do you know the results yet?
  7. I find out on friday
  8. how did it go?