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Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-22-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By woeisme
Chest pains and feeling strange on thyroxine

Hi, I'm currently on 50mcg of thyroxine was on 100 but told to reduce because of latest blood results (I'm now in a good range). I was feeling odd when I was on 100mcg, achey and palpitations, so...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-11-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By woeisme
Hypo to Hyper!

Hi there, I'm currently on 75mcg of Levo and noticed after 6 months heart palpitations, achey muscles etc. just had my bloods done and Dr phoned to say I should reduce my levo dosage - so i guess I...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 01-17-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By woeisme
Increased activity no weight loss

I'm a little despondent, I've increased my activity levels by walking every day at a very fast pace for more than half an hour, plus I'm fitting pilates in once or twice a week and am watching what I...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 01-11-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By woeisme
Re: Walking and weight loss?

Brilliant thanks for all your advice, I'm going to try mixing things up a bit by walking and running at intervals so that my body doesn't get too used to walking. Will look into Yoga - although I've...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 01-10-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By woeisme
Walking and weight loss?

Hi there, I am hypothyroid, which means I have an underactive thyroid which messes up my metabolic rate.

I'm on medication now but still struggle to lose the weight I gained.

I've just...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-10-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By woeisme
Re: Exercise seems to worsen Thyroid Syptoms. HELP

Hi there, I'm on Levo 100mcg and still feel terrible when I excercise. I walk twice a day for half an hour each time, at a very fast pace, but feel terrible afterwards. My body aches and continues...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By woeisme
Hypo and weight??

Hi there, I've been on Levo for six months now, started off on 25mcg and now on 75mcg. Thing is although I'm feeling less tired and much better than I did before, the one thing that bothers me is...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-14-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By woeisme
Re: Is it reasonable to up my meds?

Brilliant advice, thank you. My doctor makes me feel as if I'm a fraud. All I want is to feel normal again. Will let you know how I get on....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-14-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By woeisme
Unhappy Is it reasonable to up my meds?

Hi there, I'm still on 25mcg after 10 weeks, do you think it's reasonable to ask my GP to up my meds to at least 50mcg? My first test results were tsh 3.01 and FT4 11 (FT4 range 12-22), after 6 weeks...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-12-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,186
Posted By woeisme
Re: What Supplement(s) Will Increase Dopamine Level?

Hi, I've been using L-tyrosine for about a week now and have to say it's been great, it's increased my energy levels and I feel mored focused and less stressy. I have underactive thyroid and my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By woeisme
Re: Questions about Levothyroxin?

Hi, I too started on 25mcg and yes it's hardly a dose at all but having said that I did start to feel a bit better after a week - had more energy (well I felt more normal). I would now like it...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 09-30-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,147
Posted By woeisme
Question Vitamins to help underactive thyroid?

Hi there, I'm on low level of thyroxine for an underactive thyroid and would like to supplement it with some vitamins. I've been told the following are good for the thyroid and to increase metabolic...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-30-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By woeisme
Re: Thyroid dosage and statins???

Thanks ever so much for the support. I agree that my thyroid should be treated first and subsequently my cholesterol should go down (well hopefully). These statiins are making me even more achey...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-29-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By woeisme
Thyroid dosage and statins???

Hi, can anyone help me? I was prescribed 25mcg levo because my thyroid was TSH 3.01 and FT4 11, basically I was feeling fatigued, gained a stone in weight, muscle aches - the works, plus my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-27-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By woeisme
Re: levo and statins??

Again, I'm inclined to agree with you, these doctors don't seem to think there is a direct link between high cholesterol and low thyroid. All I wanted was for him to up my levo to 50mcg but he just...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By woeisme
Re: levo and statins??

Thank you for your advice, I'm inclined to agree with you and am getting more and more frustrated with my doctor, it's like he just doesn't want to up my thyroxine, yet I know that I'd feel so much...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By woeisme
levo and statins??

Hi there, i've been on 25mcg levo for six weeks. I had my check up yesterday and although my FreeT4 has gone up to 13.8 (from 11), my cholesterol is still too high at 7.8 (my TSH is now 2.97 from...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-24-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By woeisme
thyroid and high cholesterol

My cholesterol at the point of being diagnosed with underactive thyroid was 8!! I've been on Levo for six weeks and it's reduced to 7.8, not great but in the right direction. Question is, do you...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-24-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By woeisme
Re: 6 weeks on Levo no weight loss??

I will try and dig out my blood test results to compare. I must admit my GP was hard work too - it took a while before he would actually prescribe me anything for underactive thyroid, preferring to...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By woeisme
Re: 6 weeks on Levo no weight loss??

Hi I'm not entirely sure about ref ranges but I'm sure that your TSH should be below 3 and fT4 should be between 12 and 24? I could be wrong.

I had classic Hypo symptoms; sudden weight gain,...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-23-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By woeisme
Question Advice on thyroid results please?

Hi I'm new to all this and would just like some advice, here are my first set of results which resulted in me being prescribed 25mcg levo:- TSH 2.77, FT4 11.7 with a high cholesterol of 8 (previously...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-22-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By woeisme
Unhappy 6 weeks on Levo no weight loss??

Hi there, I'm new to this board and only recently been diagnosed Hypo. I'm 48yrs old, gained about 2 stone in weight, had the usual Hypo symptoms. My first reading was TSH 2.77 and Free T4 11.97,...
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