I also have hypothyroid. Never did get the meds to do much good. Quit them several years ago. Gained that 30 pounds too. And in a hurry. Boo Hoo. but I am loosing it slowly. Trying to do some thyroid support with Iodoral and vitamins and exercise to give myself a boost. I bought a rebounder tramp and have an exercise bicycle. Just getting into using them. Even a few minutes at a time several times a day for each of them seem to help me feel better.