Hiya, sorry if there have been posts like this before but I'm just so fed up and frustrated.
I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid at 16 (now 24) and have been prescribed Levothyroxine 50mcg ever since. I go to my 6 monthly blood tests and they always conclude to keep me on the same dose. I was slowly putting on weight through the years but since I became 22 the last two years I've put on weight rapidly, 4 stone in 2 years and climbing at about 1lb a week now, sometimes more (4lb last week!)
I thought it might have been the citalopram I was put on at 22 for my anxiety and depression so I've recently taken myself off of those but it's not made a difference. At the start of the rapid weight gain I went to see my GP who told me to continue exercising and cut down to 1700 calories per day which I did for a year.
With that still not working this year in January I dropped down to 1000-1200 calories per day. The exercise I do daily is 30 minutes on the rowing machine and 30 minutes of aerobics/toning. I just cannot understand how I can still be putting on weight each week by following this routine, it defies the logic of everything my GP has told me now that my BMI is 37.9 and still climbing she's told me that a gastric band or bypass is my only option.... I really really don't want to believe that
Any help or advice would be appreciated.