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Weight gain with carbimozole
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Weight gain with carbimozole

I was diagnosed with graves diease 4 days ago and my doctor prescribed me with 30mg a day of carbimozole, I've been reading up on it and almost every person I've read about starting it has gained weight alot of weight.

I was over weight two years ago and I began to go the gym 5 times a week, and completely changed my diet, in order to lose the weight. I vowed I would never put it back on.

In the next month I am due to start testosterone as I'm female to male, I can finally have a normal life.... Well that's what I thought until I got put on carbimazole, so I now now I'm about to put on alot of weight at what's meant to be the start of a new happy me.

My questions are.... is there a way I can take carbimazole and not gain weight? Either by exercising or eating different? And also is there a different medication for graves disease that doesnt make you gain weight?

This is really getting me down any info would be great thanks.
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Any treatment of hyperthyroid can cause weight gain b/c the over-active metabolism is being returned to normal -- the key is to avoid over-treatment which results in accidental excess hypothyroidism.
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