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Hi, you might feel like you are overweight at 132, but depending on your height you could be in the right range. I am 4'11" and weigh about 90 pounds. Somebody with my height and frame should weigh anywhere between 94 and 119 pounds. Granted, if I were up toward 119 I might freak out a little because I can't imagine myself almost 30 pounds heavier... can't even picture myself with 10 more pounds. Anyway, I would maybe ask your doctor what weight range you should be in. I know losing weight is a big factor for people, but we still need to be healthy.

About the rapid weight gain... when I first started using Synthroid, I gained 20 pounds in 2 months (I had been only 70 Lbs to begin with). It was definitely frightening. Maybe, because of your thyroid condition, losing weight after pregnancy became even more difficult because of your slowed metabolism.

Sorry I couldn't say more. I really don't have any issues with my weight yet, so it is hard for me to respond. Just make sure you don't lose too much weight, though.