Re: Hyperthyroid but overweight?
Sorry for the reason you're here but, glad you found us.
While weight loss is more common with hyperthyroidism, it's not uncommon for people to gain weight - probably due to increased appetite.
Please know that you don't have to worry about gaining weight as long as your doctor medicates you properly.
Unfortunately, not all doctors know how to medicate properly for thyroid disease so, if you keep in touch on here along the way, we can show you how to interpret your labs so you can work with your doctor to adjust your dose appropriately.
Please know that the right way to medicate for Graves'/hyperthyroidism is to take the lowest possible dose that will maintain the FreeT4 level in the upper half of the range, regardless of TSH.
You'll also want to make sure that you get labs every 4-6 wks. max since we can heal that quickly.
Have you started treatment?
Graves' 2007...remission 2009....hypo 2010