Hi! It's been awhile since I've been on here. I have hyperthyroidism, Graves, and Hoshimotos. I was dx back in 2009 and was put on Methamazole which now I'm only taking 2.5 mg a day. I've had 3 drs w/ the same practice. My dr now at my Endo is young and I do like her. We tried once to ween me off and see if I would go in remission and it did not work. Back when I was dx I was around 150 lbs. I'm 5' 1" and was always on the thin side till I had kids. I was satisfied where I was at. However, over the years, I ballooned up to 190 lbs. I've tried different programs and eating styles but would never lose more than a few lbs. So, I know the risks and the choice I made may not be good but 2 1/2 months ago I weaned myself off the meds. Since then I've lost 15 lbs but became very hyper again. I had a blood test a week ago for other things and they took the thyroid labs too. I knew I would get a call from the drs office but wasnt expecting the dr herself to call me. That impressed me. I let her know my frustration of when I take the meds my metabolism stops and with my size I cant be 190 lbs. I did restart taking the meds again on my own about two weeks ago. My question is how can I lose weight? Anyone else have issues w/ the meds and weight loss?? Thanks!
Here are my recent labs. They are incomplete. I am not sure why they did not do the Free T4 tests. Anyway sometime ago LabCorp changed the TSI ranges and I have not been able to make heads or tales from them.TSH .785 range.45 to 4.5Free T3 2.5 2.0 to 4.4TSI 3.12 range 00 to .55I suspect I am very hypo. How can I bring up my numbers again? I am not taking any medications for the past...
Hi all,I am new to this forum, but I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (hypoplasia) in 2016. I want to ask you guys how you cope with hair loss because mine drives me crazy. Sometimes it is bearable, but recently it has become a nightmare - any tips? All I want to do is cry now... I am a woman and losing my hair really affects my life :'(Xx,Anna