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.