Posted 6/23/2015 11:48 AM (GMT -8)
I have been on the same dosage (75 mcg) of Levothyroxine after radioactive iodine 15 years ago. Levels have always been fine until about 4 months ago. The main 2 symptoms were constipation, like serious constipation and weight gain. I have gained about 13 pounds and no matter what, could NOT lose it. I eat all the right things, do strength training and conditioning 4-5 days a week and even upped my diet and exercise and still no change. I am about to lose my mind. Last week after blood test, found out that my TSH level was at 8.2 so that would answer for the issues, I'm thinking. My Dr. bumped medication up to 88 mcg.
My main question is do any of you guys know about how long it will take before I start to shed some of this weight. I can't imagine that there are any more changes I could do besides what I have done and somewhere I read that you can expect to lose about 10 percent of your weight with medication re-adjustment, which would be about what I've gained. Do you have any experience with this?