Strange because usually most doctors just want to treat with thyroid medication and completely ignore things like vitamin supplementation and diet. Most completely dismiss the idea of going gluten free (in my experience)
So in one way it's kind of a good thing (I think?) that at least your doctor isn't looking at it as being a completely thyroid problem. It IS a whole body situation, really.
What supplements are you on?
What exactly are all your levels? Are you perhaps borderline in their opinion so they are taking a watch and see approach?
Perhaps she feels a few weeks is just not long enough to see any improvements as yet?
What are your female hormones like? Have they tested those to make sure you're balanced in that department?
Sometimes with weight gain your body can produce more estrogen as a result of the weight gain.
What exactly are you eating? Gluten free can be a bit deceiving sometimes. You have to watch that by buying gluten free products that they are not higher in fat and sugar.
Gluten free bread I believe has far more calories than a normal slice of bread.
I've read some stories from people saying that by going gluten free they have actually noticed weight gain instead of weight loss.
With the supermarket aisles full of "gluten free" snacks -
cookies and chips etc its easy to fall into the trap of thinking these treats are still ok, but in fact they may even contain MORE calories than the gluten versions.
I have been on thyroid medication - though only a very low dose 50 mcg's a day for the past 5 months and although my levels have apparently become "normal" now, I'm sorry to say but I haven't lost even the tiniest amount of weight :( In fact, if anything I think I've gained some, despite trying to eat as healthy as I can. (with the occasional slips)
But, the bottom line is....if you are not happy with your doctor - and think about
it, they are the ones you are entrusting with your state of WELL BEING, then you absolutely must find another doctor.
This is a frustrating condition, made even more frustrating by doctors who just don't listen to patients.
Post Edited (Desertrose7) : 11/6/2013 2:51:07 AM (GMT-7)