... to go through radiation. since then i've been dealing with hypothyroidism and i'm not sure how to deal with it. i've had lots of lab tests done and im now on 112 mcg of synthroid. i'm very confused.. some days i feel perfectly fine, but most of the time i'm constantly freezing, no matter how closely i watch what i eat, i still gain weight. i'm always exhausted with very little energy and very depressed. i'm only 20 yrs old.. will it always be like this?
21 Jul 2011
I am so sorry that you are going thru this, I also have Graves and RAI, you will be on thyroid meds the rest of your life. You have gone from Hyper to being Hypo and one of the side effects is weight gain. Are you seeing a Endo , or just a PCP? and are you on a generic for synthroid? Some people ( myself included) do not do well on the Generic. Have you had your Vit D level checked, Sensivity to hot and cold is also a side effect.. Discuss this with your Dr and Good luck, It may take awhile for the meds to adjust to your system, Mine flucuate ever so often and have to be adjusted.. Read up on as much as you can on Graves , and RAI, I also have thyroid eye disease (TED) You may want to read what you can on that also, as sometines having RAI it can make TED progress and get worse. If you notice any eye trouble, itching, gravely, protruding eyes, get to a eye specialist that works with TED and Graves patients. I hoped I have helped a little bit.
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