Re: Thyroid and weight
i gained 15 lbs in two weeks right before i got dxed with hashi's. this was despite compulsively running and starving myself. literately.
anyhow, i've been on meds for i think 5 or 6 weeks now (25 of cytomel 50 of synthroid, plus 200 mg of selenium and a multi-vite) and i've lost 12 of the 15 lbs that i gained. mind you, i'm young (early 20's), and active (at least 10 miles of running and at least 8 of biking per day). i'm pretty sure the weight wouldn't have melted off if i weren't so active, but nonetheless, don't lose hope!!
one thing that i learned from these boards is not to starve yourself. i am owe a huge debt of gratitude to the boarders here (you know who you are) for telling me to get my head out of my rear and take care of myself.
i am confident that i will get back to 100 percent. and you will too.
(FWIW, i presently eat about 3000 calories per day throughout the day, i'm around 5'6'', 13% body fat, and 135 lbs. this is down from eating 0 - 500 calories per day, being 15% body fat, and 148 lbs last month. go figure.)
"Go hard or go home."- Michelle Akers
Last edited by soccerspeed; 12-13-2004 at 10:28 AM.