So I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism since I was about 17. I'm 27 now. For years I was on a dose of 275mg, we're taking almost 8 years.
For a year and a half I wasn't on anything. I didn't have money, a doctor, insurance, nothing. So that all meant no medicine.
June 2012 I went to the free clinic in my area got my blood drawn, back onto my 275mg.
This past Friday, Aug 24, I had my blood drawn again because the Doc wanted to see where we were at.
I also wasn't sure what was going on with me because I gained 5-7lbs from June - Aug and in that span I was eating better. Eating small meals 5 -6 times a day as apposed to just 2 meals. I was exercising 30 - 60 mins a day, 4 - 5 times a week. ....but my moods were all over the place, I felt depressed more than normal, I gained that weight, my legs and feet kept swelling up, and overall it just felt like something wasn't right.
I call the clinic back today and the person on the phone tells me now my dose is too high and I have to come back in to change it.
That makes like 0 sense to me. How can my thyroid magically be working better yet I feel like I'm doing worse?
Has anyone here ever had their levels just get better all of a sudden and need them changed?
I don't know. I just can't wrap my head around this. If I'm better why am I gaining weight when I'm being healthier?
I dunno. This has just made me really sad today. lol which should be the opposite right? I should hear my thyroid's better and be happy? But it just ...doesn't make sense.