Just wondering if deficiencies could be the cause of my weight gain? I keep seeing posts from people/pictures of people with thyroid results similar or worse than mine who haven't had the weight gain and starting to wonder if I'm just unlucky or it's just me?! Admittedly I'm only 5"1 so can't really afford any extra weight. I have an active job (physio) and always out walking with our 3 dogs but I've put on about 3 stone than where I used to naturally be over about 3 years of feeling crap.
My recent blood test shown sub-clinical hypo with antibodies: TSH 4.77 (0.27-4.2), TT4 77.2 (64.5-142), FT4 12.57 (12-22), FT3 4.96 (3.1-6.8), ATPO ABS 80.6 (<34), ATGO ABS 565.1 (<115).
GP wants to treat vit deficiencies first as thinks these are worse and more likely the cause of my symptoms:
Vit D (25 OH) 20 (<25 Deficient)
B12 238 (insufficient 140-250)
Serum Folate 8.31 (8.83-60.8)
When she asked if there could be any reason for deficiencies in my diet I felt like she looked at me and answered her own question like there couldn't be (probably in my head.) Do I just need to be strict with myself and get to the gym even when feeling so shattered or could there be a reason? I tried dieting but was just even more exhausted. I would rarely eat more than 1400-1600 calories on a normal day without trying anyway.