Hey guys! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a week ago and it's slowly making me want to jump in front of a speeding bus. I have always been overweight and just started to achieve my dream body a year ago and now I feel like I'm being denied of the chance to retain it. My doc hasn't put me on medication yet since he thinks it could be a reversible case because of an acne medicine I was taking (isotretinoin) which I stopped after noticing gradual acceleration of the symptoms. I have gained an absurd amount of weight in just 4 days (15 lbs.) even though I cut back on my calorie intake considerably and do intense exercise everyday.
I realize that this post is me just unpleasantly ranting but my question is is overexercising counterintuitive because it puts a lot of pressure on the thyroid? I'm getting horribly depressed over the thought of just gaining weight even if I'm doing my hardest to ward it off and I don't know what to do. I'm pushing myself to get at least 2 hours of intense cardio everyday because I'm terrified of ballooning the weight I so desperately worked myself off to just get rid of. This is the first time I've felt actually decent looking too. I guess I just wanted to have some opinions about people who are far more experienced with this disease. Thank you guys.
P.S I've been on Isotretinoin for a month and I stopped it because of extreme constipation (sorry for the details) and alarmingly rapid weight gain.