I am 24 and was recently diagnosed with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. My doctor wants to start me on 50mcg of Synthroid, and then see me back in 3 months, but she says it is "my decision" and may "resolve itself." My mom was diagnosed with hashimotos at 24, and is now 50, and she is a nurse and I am a senior nursing student about to graduate. I am not stupid, and I know most thyroid meds are for life. I have another appt with a different doc for a second opinion in a month and a half. I have read so many mixed reviews about synthroid, and I am scared to start taking it. I have already gained 45 lbs in the past 7 months without a change in diet or exercise, and dont want to gain any more weight, which seems to be a common complaint. My mom also had probs with synthroid. I feel like the doc just wants me to take the med to shut me up, since TSH was the only lab that came back abnormal (I had T3, T4 and free T4, plus thyroid antibodies all were negative) She kind of treated me like I gained weight because I eat unhealthy and tried to tell me to limit myself to 1200 cals per day in 6 small healthy meals, but I already do that, plus cardio 3-5 days a week! I have to eat small meals bc I have gastroparesis, which is when food stays in your stomach for much longer than it should instead of digesting. I found out my TSH was abnormal when my GI ran them, telling me that GP can be cause by hypothyroidism. I wanted to tell her "look hunny, if you would have seen me a year ago at this time you would not be eyeing me skeptically like I am just some unhealthy big fatty." I am tired all the time and am tempted to just take the synthroid...but nervous. Has anyone gone through this same sort of thing and has some advice? What about Armour?
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