I've recently been diagnosed with hypothyroid and as such been given Levothyroxine for treatment.
I have a ongoing problem with Prolactin (I still have a Prolactinoma) and take Cabergoline on a weekly basis.
My reason for posting here is because for the past 5 years I have had an on going weight issue, and my issue has gradually been getting increasingly worse despite higher efforts to counter this.
Cutting a long story short, bringing it up to the point of starting Levothyroxine (due to lack of energy, weight gain) about 5 months ago I have seen correlation between my weight increasing even more dramatically than before - now I have to be so strict to even maintain my weight and a day or two of not being strict will quite easily add 2-3lb of weight onto me without even going over the top - and it isn't removable without drastic calorie restriction (so it basically isn't tempoary water weight gain from increased intake).
I wasn't expecting instant weight loss, but assistance with it was desired. I am currently on about 1700-1800 calories per day, weigh 210lb and am 5'5''. I am balooning up constantly and I am quite unsure as of what to do next.
I have read reports on the internet where Levotyhroxine has made them gain weight... and I am feeling the same.
I feel incredibly fat right now, and over the past 5 years all I have ever tried to do is lose weight (fat), yet actually ended up about 50lbs heavier at this point. My eating habits have actually decreased as weird as it sounds, because with each year going by the caloric restriction has had to be more severe.
Anyone chip in and help? I've spoken to my Endo and Doctors and to be honest they don't really give my much hope - just saying as time progresses things will change and it just doesn't and for the past 5 years things have got much worse.
Hoping for some advice/experience here.
Thanks for reading :).