I've been gradually increasing my dose since starting T3 therapy under Dr Peatfield's care last September.
I realised it's only been 6 months and I've been following a very slow and low regimen, as advised by members of this forum and other T3 forums, but I've seen no change in my weight yet. I have seen great improvement in my other low thyroid symptoms; increased energy, basal temp increase, feeling the cold a bit less, less constipation, reduced facial and hand puffiness, less headaches and general aches and pains. However, my weight has not reduced and I even seem to have gained some girth around my mid-section and tummy. I've developed a very prominent, flabby paunch, which I never had before. How is this happening? I'm not eating more than usual and I have a pretty good, balanced diet. Most puzzling thing is I am moving more as I'm not as exhausted and no longer needing a lie down as much as I did.
I wondered if it could be menopausal as I'm 43 and my mum went through early menopause. I'm still having periods but they're very scant due to the fact I have a coil fitted. So it's hard to tell what's really happening with my cycle anymore. So, could this be hormonal and to do with menopause? Is this type of weightgain normal in menopause?
Anyone else experienced this? Also, does anyone know if the 5:2 diet is okay for low thryoid sufferers? advice tips on changes I need to make to my diet to start weight loss and feel less blobby! : )
Thanks in advance for any advice.