Well, I went to see my new endo. It seems that it always falls back on ME about
how I'm handling my weight gain, how much I'm exercising, am I keeping up with a good diet, etc. They don't seem to want to talk about
maybe there are "other" reasons for our weight gains.
She told me that any woman past menopause (or hysterectomy) always has problems with weight gain, it is a given fact. Also that other meds, etc. can contribute. It just so distressing that it happens so fast and you are totally not in control when the thyroid is acting up.
She said that different doctors looks at the numbers differently, so she took another blood test and will get back to me on what is going on there. She said that "maybe" we could do some adjustments with my thyroid meds. I'm on 88 mg of Synthroid. Is that a dose others are on?
She recommended that I see a nutritionist and so I made an appt. It just seems that they are putting it all on my shoulders to lose the weight and work hard at it. It wasn't "hard" to gain it when the thryoid was out of wack....why won't our bodies go backwards and let some of the weight come off once the thyroid #'s are back in line? Seems unfair, doesn't it?
It would be SO tempting to say "phoeey" with the meds and let my body go back to what it was doing when I lost the weight, but I know that would be unhealthy and maybe dangerous??
As I can see from reading everyone else's comments, this is VERY frustrating to many of us. Why are there not more answers and more ways to help control it while they are correcting us with the meds? 40 pounds ago when they started me on the Snythroid they should have also given us direction on keeping the weight from going up. I have NO idea it was going to happen.
Thanks for keeping up with all of this. I have some big events coming up in my life (children graduations, weddings, etc.) and now I've ballooned up to a weight that I just feel sick about it. I can't find clothing and I'm losing self-confidence.
Thanks for listening!!