Hi, I started on 50mgs Levothyroxine in March, on 100mgs now (last TSH 3.6, March level between 5 and 8 prior to treatment) and am seeing lots of positive benefits, feeling much better. But....no weight loss to speak of! I'm following a low carb high fat diet which seems to be helping. I've lost 3 lbs in the past three weeks, most of which came off in the first week.
In my last visit to GP, whom I hadn't seen before, we had a good rapport ( raised dose of Levothyroxine, said I could be the judge of how I was feeling) but when I spoke about weight concerns he said I'd have to starve myself to lose weight, that it would be really hard but I might be able to lose a bit if I tried basically giving up eating altogether and exercised ( he recommended running which I've never done, bad knees) so naturally I've been feeling dejected since this...and a bit furious.
I rapidly gained a stone over Christmas last year, this is the weight I'm trying to et rid of. Please can someon reassure me that weight loss is possible when thyroid medication is adequate?