Had a TL gained 90 lbs in 6 months HELP!
I had a TL in 2003 after my fifth child. I asked the DR about many of the concerns I had. I was told everything would be fine I have an overactive thyroid so I wouldn't have many, if any, side effects. I chose to have it done because although I had five children we adopted four more... 17, 15, 15, 13, 12, 10, 9, 7, 6.
Since my TL in May 03 I had gained 90 lbs by Dec 03. Struggling to keep up with my kids but loosing energy and interest quickly. Loss of appetite, insomnia, weight gain, longer periods, migraines, low libido, energy drain, equilibrium off (fell down stairs 7 times).
I need help. My thyroid is low but my DR won't give me any medication for it. She wants to treat me for depression and says i need to diet. I eat mostly salad, fresh fruits and veggies. My meat is chicken or fish. I do eat red meat once a week, ground chuck or steak. I do purchase our meat from a guarantee grain fed no hormones frozen and shipped next day. I don't believe it has anything to do with the meat, I have purchased from this same place for 13 years.
With each child I gained 60-70 lbs but lost all after delivery. Before I left the delivery room (love it belly gone as baby came out). It was no exception with my last, I weighed 135lbs when I woke up the morning after when I was weighed in for my TL. By Christmas I was 221 lbs. I was down to 159 when I decided to take Equitrim. Three years after my last Equitrim tablet I gained 38 lbs back.
I am looking for answers but can't seem to get anyone to listen. I am constantly told my weight gain is due to having 5 babies. I just know something is different. Any ideas? I looked into the Progesterone (natural) but I'm picky on what I put into my body. As I said above my thyroid #'s are 4.5 HELP! Please!