For about three-quarters of a year now, I have been having low energy and battling keeping my weight from going up. I have managed to keep it down to a 21 BMI, but I want to get back to 19. I have eaten correctly, I have exercised a lot, and I am so frustrated and pissed off because I work hard daily to have better conrol on the numbers. I finally saw my doctor and it was my thyroid.
I have been on medication for my thyroid for years and it my body was now needing a change. My tests came back showing I need I have been battling new numbers and weeks of waiting for the medications to kick in and balance. It has been a real hassle and hard because I have to be even more careful to eat closer to 50g of carbs per day. And it is hard to exercise when you feel like you could just lay down and die.
I started to lose weight easily when my medication kicked in, but it adjusted again and now it is hard again until my new medication arrives in the mail, that is if my insurance company can finally send it to me!
My point: If you are following the rules and you are still having trouble with your weight, get your thyroid checked out. And don’t let them do just one test, which could show nothing. Ask for the whole shebang.
The experts at About.com Thyroid page say:
“Many practitioners believe that for thyroid patients who want to lose weight, the first step is to optimize — not just normalize — your thyroid treatment. What is considered “optimal?” Not only are TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 levels considered important, but Reverse T3, ferritin, leptin, and other issues come into play in terms of optimal thyroid treatment.”
So, ask for this. See your doctor and ask. It will be easier to control weight if your body is your friend and not your enemy!