Yes I have hypothyroid too. Was on meds for over 20 years for it then quit the meds. Weight went up big time. But now I seem to have over come the need for the meds as much and am coping with the other side effects. Was taking Iodoral and some other things. Not doing anything right now. Struggle to have high energy. Trying to get good nights sleep on regular time schedule. Trying to exercise just a little working up to it now as I am healing from an illness. The mood swings seem to have stopped after being off the thyroid meds for about 4 years. Weight is so slow to go down. I have been on 1200 to 1300 calories for about 7 months and only lost 12 pounds so far. I am 5'5". Still I am deciding I am happy with that for now and keep trying to be careful with my eating and build up my exercising and eventually I will loose. It is just very slow.