Thyroid, Weight Problems, Bullying and Celebrities

Seriously, why do people have to be so mean?

Why can’t people understand that sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you eat healthy and stay UNDER 1800 calories a day, and exercise like you’re supposed to, if you have a thyroid disorder, you can still gain weight?  It’s not a choice for many of us.  And none of us thinks it’s fun.  It’s humiliating.  Isolating.  Frustrating.  Depressing.  Maddening.  I admit that sometimes I don’t eat like I should.  It’s exhausting trying to keep up with a gluten, soy and nut free diet.  And because of adrenal fatigue and other symptoms of hypothyroid, it’s harder to exercise.  But, I don’t give up.  I do what I can each day, praying that someday, it makes a difference.


One thought on “Thyroid, Weight Problems, Bullying and Celebrities

  1. I was 5′ 4″ (3 1/2″), a couple of pounds shy of 200 and would not – could not – loose unless I ate about 900 calories a day. I only lost weight (and regained the use of my brain some what) when I got on a decent dose of natural thyroid. I was on generic T4 and then Synthroid for more than 15 years without any noticeable change except that my blood tests were ‘normal’. When I began taking natural thyroid, I was once again able to play games without having to ask how to play every time it was my turn. When I was adjusted to a better dose, I had energy, lost weight and was able to function without having to spend most of my day trying to remember what I was going to do. Thyroid problems are no simple matter to figure out. I’ve been taking meds for about 20 years – trying to figure out what was wrong with me since 1979. They gave me antidepressants without a second thought but refused to consider thyroid hormones unless I had gotten much sicker than I was…. and I eventually got there. Makes me just a bit ticked.

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