Maryann, thanks for answering my question. I've been diagnosed for about 14 years with hypothyroidism and I'm taking medication but just can't lose the 30 pounds I've gained plus my hair hasn't filled back in. To make things worse I'm perimenopausal. I went to my doctor and asked him to test my hormones, he said I didn't need to have that done and put me on birth control. I had my hormones tested at a pharmacy and I'm estrogen dominant. The pharmacist also said I have adrenal fatigue. So I quit taking the birth control, started using a progesterone cream and taking an OTC adrenal support but I can't lose weight and don't really trust my doctor!