I will speak as a person that walks your path. I have battled with thyroid disease for the last 10 years and understand the weight control issues. Finding what works best for you related to diet and exercise really is an individual thing. What works for someone else might not work for you for a variety of reasons starting with the cause of the thyroid dysfunction.
I went to one our cities best endocrinologists when I was first diagnosed and because therapy after a partial thyroidectomy. I went to home routinely for five years, took by synthetic thyroid medication as prescribed (as you are with your Synthroid) and felt horrible. My doc said my TSH was perfect, my weight gain was definitely because of my eating and that I needed to do a better job. I informed him that I was a dietitian, ate well and within my diet range and was running half marathons. He continued to tell my my numbers were great and the rest was up to me.
I read information on the message boards here (be sure to check out the thyroid teams) and decided it was time to find a new endo that would listen to me and my body and seek to partner with me instead of beat up on me. I found someone that was willing to try natural thyroid replacement instead of the synthetic (I was on Armour first and now switched to Naturethroid which is slightly cheaper but easiler to split to meet my dose). I still battle with weight but in every other area -- my health has greatly improved.
I would encourage you to find a doc that will look at more than your TSH and will be open to letting you try other medication options instead of trying to do it on your own. There is a doc out there that is right for you, but you may have to do some research to find them. Many of the people on the thyroid sparkteams can help you blaze the trail.
"Losing weight is not a goal; it is a result."
"Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second and maybe not the third. Keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you will hit the bull's eye of success." Darke County Ohio native Annie Oakley's Motto
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