I've been having issues with not being able to loose weight, despite following a good diet & exercise regime. I am also tired, etc.
(Most of these symptoms could also be related to my Lupus, which is currently mostly in remission thus I no longer take meds for Lupus. I did take 15-20 mg / daily of prednisone for 6-8 yrs, which, along with menopause, I believe is a great contributor to my issues. I haven't taken prednisone for over 3 years now.)
I have seen an endocrinologist and he only did the standard thyroid tests, not the more detailed ones.
He diagnosed insulin resistance, mostly based on slightly high blood sugars, and gave me Metformin. This was several months ago and I still have not been able to loose any weight. He then wanted to give me one of the newer "weight loss" medications, which I am not convinced is the right answer and I'm quite leery of it.
Don't endocrinologists usually look more carefully into thyroid issues? I don't know whether to press him on this issue, or to look for another endo or ?? I was wondering what those of you more well-versed in thyroid and endocrine issues might suggest?
Thanks so much!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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