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Thursday, November 05, 2009

I now weigh more than when I started tracking. I started out hyperthyroid, then took treatment, which made me hypothyroid. I could not do vigorous exercise for several months while taking a beta blocker, since my heart rate was so high from the hyperthyroidism that it would have been dangerous.

In the last month I gained 18 pounds. This has obviously been a shock to my body. Now that I'm hypothyroid, I'm off the beta blocker and taking a thyroid hormone supplement to bring me back to a normal level. I'm starting to lose weight, and once these muscle aches go away (from being hypothyroid), I'll start to exercise again.
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ELKAY6 11/5/2009 6:52PM

    WOW that is a lot of weight to gain in a short time. Hopefully it hasn't become comfortable and will come off quickly as well. Somehow it never seems to work that way though.

Do start slowly and carefully. Sometimes a gentle exercise will help the muscle aches go away.



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