Hi there, if anyone can advise me what to do I would appreciate it. Was diagnosed with Overactive Thyroid/Graves Disease earlier this year. Been on PTU since June (Carbimazole had bad side effects with me). Was great to begin with as lost weight that I had had many years of trying to lose to no avail. Have tried different dosage of PTU over the months and recently been on 2 a day. In the last month I have put on nearly a stone without eating more. Everytime I get on the scales my weight has gone up - so much so now I am heavier than I was before being diagnosed.
I really do not know what to do and am thinking of trying diet pills. I am getting married in June and am so scared I am going to be a big Mrs Blobby when I walk down the aisle. (i'm worried my dress will be too tight when it finally comes as the weight is just piling on).
I know it usually is the other way round. I always wondered if I was underactive as always
had trouble losing weight for last 20 years after my son. But cant understand why I am now putting it on.
I spoke to the Endo at my last visit re weight and he wasn't bothered. But its not him putting on the weight and getting married in 7 months. I am looking at the diet pills in the Chemist today to see if they
may help but bit unsure what they may do to Thyroid.
I know I am not very good at exercise and have suffered badly over recent months with muscle and joint pain. At present I have really bad back ache. So even if I wanted to use my dusty treadmill I am scared I will hurt myself more.
Hope someone can give me a bit of advice as to what may help as I don't want to be Mrs Blobby to be. But a nice size 12 when I walk down that aisle.
Are you sure you are not on too much PTU and have gone hypo? I was on Carbimazole and swung around wildly from one way to another. I had very regular blood tests to check this. What were your last results? Could you check with your endo? How are you actually feeling? Really want you to go down the aisle looking gorgeous! Hope he is helpful and will understand how bad you feel with the extra weight, plus it is not good for your body if you have swung the other way. Good luck! xx