I hate to sound like a self "diagnoser" because I personally don't agree with doing this unless you've been seen by a doctor. However, I am having huge issues with losing weight and fatigue. I eat very healthy, I exercise regularly (3-6 times per week) and I'm just tired and sore and achy all the time. Not to mention I can't lose a single pound, in fact I'm gaining weight while I'm working out and I'm doing mostly cardio so I should be losing.
My question is, what type of doctor do you go see to talk about this problem? My general practitioner has never seemed to know a lot about any particular one thing and has in the past referred me to someone else. Would a gynocolegist be able to address this issue?
If you aren't getting any luck with your gen doc.- try your OB. Mine has managed mine in the past and will be doing it again. If in fact you are hypo and want to eventually have children (I don't know how old you are)- you need to make sure thyroid levels are right to conceive and have a healthy baby. So I am just gonna keep my OB doing it so its easier later.
I am having the same problem, and am going next week to get tested to see if my levels are off.
Hypo from birth (6/78), due to absence of thyroid gland.
No I have not been diagnosed but I am so frustrated that I started looking on the internet for my symptoms, I have more problems than I actually listed, and this fit. That is why I want to go see a doctor to verify and if not, discuss posible other explanations. Yes I am of child bearing age and in fact I plan to get pregnant next year. This is also one reason I want to lose weight and get in shape so bad, to make my pregnancy smoother and easier.
I guess I will have to go to my GP then but thanks for giving me the name of the correct type of doctor that would handle this. I just hate wasting money on a doctors visit for them to tell me, you need to go see Dr. So and So! I do have good insurance so hopefully it won't be that much.