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#1 Jo853

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:20 AM

Hi just to say that I have gained weight from 100 pounds to 112 pounds in under 2 weeks which I'm happy about. This means that I am no longer stick-thin but it took a bit of tweaking with my diet to get there. I went gluten and dairy free for 1 week and have phased the gluten back in little by little. I had a super-healthy smoothie one day (avocado, banana, peach and orange) but it made me very gassy!! Just wondering if a weight gain of 12 pounds is something i ought to be worried about seeing as though I am hypo? It sounds extreme considering I have breakfast most mornings and have not skipped lunch or dinner.
Thanks :)


Blood test results

November 2011

TSH - 5.2 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 16.6 (12-22)

January 2012

TSH - 2.2 (0.2-4.2)

January 2013

TSH - 0.69 (0.2-4.2)
Anti-TPO antibodies - 84 (<34)

May 2013

TSH - 22 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 10.9 (10-22) - Put on Levothyroxine at 25mcg, then 50mcg and then 75mcg

August 2013

TSH - 4 (0.2-4.2)
Ferritin - 15 (30-400) - Increased Levothyroxine to 125mcg

November 2013

TSH - 4.3 (0.2-4.2)
FT3 - 5.5 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 - 15.3 (10-22) - Took myself off Levothyroxine re possible adrenal issues

December 2013

TSH - 4.6 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15.6 (10-22)
Anti-TPO - 41 (<34)
Vitamin D - 43.6 (>75)
Ferritin - 21 (30-400)
Folate - 4.1 (4.6-18.7) - Put on Vitamin D3 800IU

January 2014 (diagnosed Hashimoto's)

TSH - 2.7 (0.2-4.2)

February 2014

TSH - 3.6 (0.2-4.2) - Restarted Levothyroxine at 100mcg

March 2014

TSH - 1.87 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 16.8 (12-22)
FT3 - 4 (3.1-6.8)

TT4 - 101 (51-150)
Anti-TPO - 33.5 (<34)
Anti-TG - 103.5 (<115)

May 2014

TSH - 5.3 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 18.1 (10-22)
FT3 - 5 (3.1-6.8)
Ferritin - 10 (30-400)
Folate - 5.8 (4.6-18.7)
Vitamin B12 - 340 (180-900)
Vitamin D - 59 (>75)

June 2014

TSH - 2.6 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15 (12-22)
FT3 - 4.3 (3.9-6.7)


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#2 Lovlkn

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:39 AM

My old endo told me when my hormones were in the correct place my body would adjust and my weight would be what is was suppose to be.

 

Once I went onto anti thyroid medications I gained 4-5 lbs. 

 

Your labs do not look anywhere hypo so maybe your body is adjusting itself.


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#3 Jo853

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:31 AM

My old endo told me when my hormones were in the correct place my body would adjust and my weight would be what is was suppose to be.
 
Once I went onto anti thyroid medications I gained 4-5 lbs. 
 
Your labs do not look anywhere hypo so maybe your body is adjusting itself.


Thanks for reply.

Doctor said I was hypo when he saw the TSH.

Blood test results

November 2011

TSH - 5.2 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 16.6 (12-22)

January 2012

TSH - 2.2 (0.2-4.2)

January 2013

TSH - 0.69 (0.2-4.2)
Anti-TPO antibodies - 84 (<34)

May 2013

TSH - 22 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 10.9 (10-22) - Put on Levothyroxine at 25mcg, then 50mcg and then 75mcg

August 2013

TSH - 4 (0.2-4.2)
Ferritin - 15 (30-400) - Increased Levothyroxine to 125mcg

November 2013

TSH - 4.3 (0.2-4.2)
FT3 - 5.5 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 - 15.3 (10-22) - Took myself off Levothyroxine re possible adrenal issues

December 2013

TSH - 4.6 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15.6 (10-22)
Anti-TPO - 41 (<34)
Vitamin D - 43.6 (>75)
Ferritin - 21 (30-400)
Folate - 4.1 (4.6-18.7) - Put on Vitamin D3 800IU

January 2014 (diagnosed Hashimoto's)

TSH - 2.7 (0.2-4.2)

February 2014

TSH - 3.6 (0.2-4.2) - Restarted Levothyroxine at 100mcg

March 2014

TSH - 1.87 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 16.8 (12-22)
FT3 - 4 (3.1-6.8)

TT4 - 101 (51-150)
Anti-TPO - 33.5 (<34)
Anti-TG - 103.5 (<115)

May 2014

TSH - 5.3 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 18.1 (10-22)
FT3 - 5 (3.1-6.8)
Ferritin - 10 (30-400)
Folate - 5.8 (4.6-18.7)
Vitamin B12 - 340 (180-900)
Vitamin D - 59 (>75)

June 2014

TSH - 2.6 (0.2-4.2)
FT4 - 15 (12-22)
FT3 - 4.3 (3.9-6.7)


#4 lolaj193

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:36 PM

I initially lost weight when I was hypo -- I dropped to around 115, probably because my appetite decreased even though I am active, and I was very anxious. Once I started medication I regained the 6-7 pounds I lost, back up to my "normal" weight. 






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