I have just been diagnosed by my GP with Postpartum Thyroid Disease.
I had my son 4 1/2 months ago. In the last 2 months I noticed I had become extremely swollen and although I was walking for an hour a day 3-4 times a week and eating a balanced diet I was not loosing weight but gaining at a rate of 5 lbs per month.
My doctor has put me on 3 tabs of Eltroxin (1.5mcg per day). I have been on the meds for a week now and have not seen any visible signs of the meds kicking in. I know it can take several weeks for the meds to kick in so I am waiting patiently.
IN SHORT HERE IS MY QUESTION:
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE DIAGNOSED WITH PPTD WHO CAN TELL ME IF I CAN EXPECT TO LOOSE THE WEIGHT GAINED (10 LBS) AND HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE?
ONE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS TO THE ELTROXIN IS WEIGHT LOSS, I AM FRUSTRATED AS I HAVE NEVER BEEN "NOT PREGNANT" AND WEIGHED THIS MUCH AND I AM GETTING DEPRESSED READING ALL THE POSTS THAT SAY THEY GAINED WAY MORE WEIGHT ON MEDS AND ONCE THEY KICKED IN THE ONLY STABALIZED THE WEIGHT AND DIDN'T LOOSE WEIGHT.