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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism ten weeks ago with TSH <0.01 and T4 of 49
My last results 2 weeks ago showed T4 was 17.9 so within normal range, and TSH still <0.01. However, I was sleeping dreadfully, even with sleeping pills and so my doctor increased my evening dose of carbimazole to 15 mg with 10mg in the mornings. My previous dose was 10mg twice daily. This seems to have done the trick and I feel loads better and my sleep has improved.
However, I am gaining around a pound of weight a day around my middle. Not a big problem right now as I am a nice weight and was too skinny when first diagnosed. But I am starting to see rolls of fat and I need to break in my little mare this summer (I've just started sitting on her), so need to stay nice and light because she isn't that big. So I'm starting to panic about my weight now. My weight increased slightly (by only a couple of pounds) when I first started treatment but has been rock steady until 3 days ago shortly after increasing my carb. My question is, has anyone had this happen for a few days and then level off again or should I be thinking of dieting to head it off? I eat really healthily and don't have snacks; just 3 meals a day with maybe a couple of biscuits or a small chocolate bar as a treat. I also do plenty of exercise on the days I feel okay. My next blood test isn't for another 4 weeks. I'm wondering if I might be on too much carbimazole now and am thinking of cutting one of my morning 5mg pills. Just can't do my job with horses if I get too heavy. What do you think? Any advice welcome. Thanks
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