My thyroid journey began when I was 14. The first picture was taken a year after diagnosis. The middle picture was in 2016 & the one of the right was 2018 (23).
Getting the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism was pretty quick, a few blood tests confirmed my thyroid wasn’t working properly. I was very underweight and struggled with nutrition as my body was working far to quickly. Was eventually put on Levothyroxine at 25mcg. ( The medication eventually flipped my thyroid, and I became hypothyroidism. A repeat blood test showed that that just wasn’t enough for my body, so it was increased to 50 & maintained this medication til the start of 2017. Half way through 2016, I had noticed that I was putting on increasing amounts of weight & was struggling to lose it. (Second picture) I have to admit, I had no idea how big I was getting until I now look back at pictures. •
2018 sees me on 100mcg of Levothyroxine & sort of feeling myself. I still get extreme fatigue and tiredness & I still have a huge intolerance to cold, I still struggle to lose weight and I still get restless legs but I work bloody hard to maintain my weight now. My weight is a lot healthier than it was and in myself I’m feeling loads better 🙂 The key; exercising regularly and having a healthy relationship with food. •
My aim now; to reduce my body fat % and continue to build muscle. •
If anyone has recently been diagnosed with a thyroid problem or have one and have any questions. Feel free to message me 🙂 •
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