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I am a bit of a mess, and honestly at a loss.
I started gaining weight 4.5 years ago, feeling fatigued, and generally not well. I brought this up to my doctor several times. She called me a perfectionist and said weight gain is normal, and I was tired because I was a single mom. However, I knew something was wrong. 12 lbs turned into 20, and 20 turned into 30 and then 45 and then within a month I jumped from 45 to 60lb weight gain. So, in 4.5 years I have gained 60 lbs. I am not an inactive or unhealthy person. I have tried several different meal plans, 8 weeks with a trainer doing workout and counting macro nutrients daily and only dropped 6 lbs. I gained them back within a week of not counting.
Finally, I started doctoring again in Sept 17, I had lost quite a bit of hair, including eyebrows and then got very fuzzy in other places, I am cold ALL the time, even when its 80 degrees outside, I will randomly swell up and break out in hives so they did labs... - my entire thyroid panel came back strangely. Forgive me for not having the numbers available right now. I was put on 50 mcg levothyroxine, however with each monthly follow up my numbers began trending downward with no changes in medicine. I was diagnosed with PCOS, endometrios, vitamin D deficiency and put on metformin as well. My doctor tried me on a weight loss concoction, and I did drop about 15 of my 60 lbs. but I have plateaued and if I vary from my diet whatsoever I will gain 2lbs a day. I have discontinued the weight loss cocktail as it did not seem to be helping. In January of 2018, my level of levo was increased to 75mcg, my tests came back that t4 and t3 were normal range but on the normal side, however TSH was low at .22. I was referred to an endocrinologist who re ran my levels starting my TSH had not budged. My anxiety is through the roof, and I have never been one who cannot handle my situations. My mind doesnt feel like it works anymore, I will forget what I am saying in the middle of a sentence.
the endo did an exam and found a lump/nodule and ordered an ultrasound. The soonest I could get in is three weeks out. I noticed this morning my weight is slowly creeping back up with no changes to my diet and my face looks very puffy. I have acne that will not heal and my face is red and blotchy. Can anyone offer advice on what to urge? I am so disheartened and frustrated. I wish this was caught 4 years ago - I absolutely hate the way I look with this extra weight, but I really hate the way I feel. I take a bath every single morning because my body hurts so badly.
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