Its always great to learn when someone has found a doctor with a better perspective... so Congrats!! (I've been lucky w/ my docs...)
Don't discredit all the hard work you did during those years however...!! if you hadn't been persistent, you most certainly would have been in the 300's or more by now....and have diabetes, heart issues, etc. Also, by controlling your intake, and keeping exercise a part of your Life....you already have ingrained habits that will serve you well, and will have much better results than someone who is overwhelmed learning how to *start* to take care of themselves at this point in your Life. All the best as you begin this new Chapter!! patti
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 9/5/2018 (15:31)
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
current weight: 137.0
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9/5/18 3:16 P
I'm 39 and female. I'm 4'10 and 228 pounds. We always knew that something was up with my height and I was diagnosed with proportional dwarfism. However, for years I've gone without a diagnoses for my weight issue. Finally, I found a doctor that listened to me instead of sending me to dietitian with the recommendation that I stop lying to myself and start eating right and exercise more.
This same doctor ran the older version of the thyroid blood test three times in one day. He didn't stop until the test read "normal." He also ran four prick tests for diabetes which all came out negative to his surprise. I was stuck at the clinic for about five hours that day.
It's sad because this isn't the first time or last time I would deal with doctor's blaming me for my weight even though I ate very little and at one point was exercising three hours a day.
My current doctor is more than upset by my past issues. He said I should have been on medication as soon as puberty hit. My TSH was at 6.2 it's been my fifth day on medication. He put me on 25mcg of levothyroxine. Yup, he's retesting in three months, my t4 was normal. He wants to make sure it doesn't crash because it would show that I have more than hypothyroidism. He will also be testing antibodies at that time too. My vitamin D level was tanked too. He says I need to take some vitamins.
Me? I'm ecstatic. All of those years fighting a body that was broken. All those diets... Hours and hours of exercising. All that work and it never did much. My ahem time of the month issues. ...I finally have an answer.
I'm ready, it's time for work and this time it will count!