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Thyroid Disorders board


When I started to this new Endo he actually listened to what I said :jester:

Even though he was a 4th or 5th opinion on my thyroid he heard me talk about my weight and food problem.....how I cannot eat without gaining weight......so he insisted on doing a 2 hour PP Glucose and Insulin test on me...I have always ran low on my Blood sugars.. My blood sugars were good along with that AC1? My fasting insulin was only 2 points up but my 2 hour was horrible 4 times higher than it should be.......So he said I had pretty severe insulin resistance and put me on medication and told me to stick to a low glycemic diet. I had had my insulin checked before but he explained one fasting will not tell the story.......fastings come out pretty normal most of the time.......the 2 hour is what tells the story...he said my insulin is what was making feel so bad........combine that with my Hashi's and he said he knew how terrible I must have felt..........CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT ?:angel:

He first put me on Metformin and now I am on Janumet.......I feel 100% better and it has made a huge difference....I was not happy about having to go on medication but he says this could prevent me from becoming diabetic.
Mostly I can eat like a normal person now without gaining weight....I can actually eat bread. I had developed an eating disorder of sorts... no bread, no sugar, no white rice or anything processed.....much raw foods , no fruit, a lot of protien.........that is not a healthy diet at all...........now I can eat a balanced diet.......I was really suffering just over the eating habits I had to keep up as not to gain any weight. Even with being so careful with what I ate alls it did was maintain me....I did not lose....if I lost it came right back on. I no longer obsess about what I am eating or going to eat....

He also told me that even though I have a high chance of thyroid cancer due to my mother.....he felt I really have Hashi's...that my nodules are due to that..He asks alot about how I feel in the morning and in the afternoon......if I crash and how I sleep.......very thorough.

Since I have started on the Janumet I have lost a ton of weight off my stomach and back......I look more like my old self..... I still diet some and exercise everyday but I can eat now without gaining 5 pounds...

So that is the story........ I am going to hate when he moves back to Iceland.

Oleander