... gain weight. When I started taking it I was a robust 145 pounds and stayed that way for about three years. I went on a diet about eight years ago and lost weight and now I can't seem to gain weight at all! I don't eat a lot due to cholestrol problems, low fat but I eat enough for a woman my age..66 years. I weigh 103 and I tell my Doctors I'm too thin and they tell me I'm not! Just that everyone else is fat. I wear a size three and that sometimes is too big for me. Can anyone help me, could it be that my numbers are good but I'm being over medicated?. I would so appreciate anyone here that could give me any insights or had a similar problem. Thanks, Ginger
Hello Ginger. What a problem! Lol. One thing you did not say is how tall you are. If you were 5'9" you would be awfully skinny. If you are around 5' you would look just fine.
Your care with your diet is wonderful. It is rare to hear this issue. I will say that the only way to know how your medication is doing, and that is a long time without dosing adjustments, is to give your TSH values and how long ago that was. As long as your range is between .3 to 3.0 you are doing well.
I would say that you must be careful with your calcium intake. Thinner people at our age have a greater chance for osteoporosis and spine problems. Have you had a bone density done?
Sorry, I ramble. Let me know your numbers and lets take a better look at this. And I do agree with the doctor about weight. You are doing very well and take your health seriously. Karen
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