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Hi all, I’ve not posted in a while as things have been looking up the past few months until now.
Since my diagnosis of hyper/graves almost 1.5 years ago, I’ve been on tapazole to control my levels. From undetectable TSH to now normal range. My hair loss slowed down significantly and overall I’ve been feeling very good.
However, I couldn’t help but started noticing weight gain. Its not a drastic gain, but it’s slowly creeped up on me. Before my diagnosis I lost 20lbs in 3 months so when I started gaining it back with meds, I thought it was just my hormones normalizing. However In the past year, I went from 125 to now my latest 143lbs. I’m 5’6 so the gain isn’t obvious but I can feel it in my clothes and number on my doctors scale doesn’t lie. I quit drinking alcohol completely 2 months ago as I thought it was contributing to my weight gain and started working out 3x a week (cardio and resistance training) and instead of losing I actually gained another 3 lbs (I’m positive it’s not muscles either since I do mostly cardio). I admit my diet has not changed much but I’ve never been a big eater always counted my calories to keep me in check.
Anyway, I’m now convinced it’s from the meds but when brought it up with my endo she tells me I’m fine. My latest blood lab is:
TSH 1.1 (0.32-4.00)
T4 13 (9-19)
T3 3.3 (3.1-6.2)
My endo says I’m not hypo but My T3s on the lower end. Could this be the cause of my weight gain? I’m only taking 2.5mgs antithyroid meds daily, doc said I can try and cut that dose in half to see if I can slowly wean off meds.
Any insight would be appreciated! Sorry if this has been discussed many times so please bear with me.
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