I just found out I have hypothryoidism, which explains so many of my symptoms. I am an extremely healthy eater that exercises regularly and cannot lose weight. I have a complete intolerance for cold (carry a small heater with me to every room/place I go). the worst part for me is that I get "brain fog" a ton now and in my profession I cannot afford that! I have extreme insomnia... I could go on and on. I've been reading several posts that are frightening. First, I want to know when I can expect to feel better. Second, the last thing I want to do is gain weight when I've been trying to lose weight for years and been unsuccessful. It seems the most passionate people that are sharing their experiences are the ones that are gaining significant weight. Is anyone losing weight? This is day 1 for me on my medication so I'm looking for as much encouragement (but honesty) as I can get!