Hi. My name is Susan. I belonged to this group some time ago but wasn't using it so I left the group. Well, I'm back because I need help.
I have Hypothyroidism and according to recent blood work my Levothyroxine is working, My TSH is within the normal range.
Toward the end of September, I weighed 165 (more than I like to weigh, but far from obese) and was getting ready to visit Rome and take a Mediterranean cruise. I was also scheduled to have hip surgery on November 1st. Because of the surgery I needed pre-operative exams and test. I had those tests shortly after returning from the cruise. I weighed 156. I thought it was odd but thought, hey I'll take it. Had surgery and then laid around for 6-weeks. When I returned to the doctor I weighed 150. This made no sense to the nurse, the doctor, my surgeon or me. This is when I had my TSH levels checked and started having a bunch of other test run to rule out cancer and other possible causes.
Through the holidays I made a conscious effort to stop the weight loss. I was eating all the things we could eat at 20 without gaining weight and wish we could eat now without consequences. For me that is carbs, carbs, and more carbs. I bake A LOT during the holidays so that means I had plenty of cookies to munch on. I gained 1 pound. Now the cookies are gone and all the holiday foods and leftovers have been eaten and I lost the pound I gained, plus.
I should mention that I haven't exactly been active. I am still doing physical therapy for my hip but no real exercise beyond that.
My next step is to see an endocrinologist.
Has anyone every heard of a person who is hypothyroid losing weight under these conditions? I am by no means emaciated at my current weight but I am concerned something is medically wrong and it is being overlooked. My gut has been telling me from the beginning that this is thyroid related.
I am interested in hearing what your thoughts are on the subject.
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