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Metabolism after thyroidectomy
How do I boost my metabolism after a thyroidectamy? I am very athletic and watch what I eat (low carbs and under 1500 calories) yet have gained 10 lbs since a thyroidectamy in February to treat papillary thyroid cancer.  My endo is great to treat the cancer but not so great with this weight gain issue.  He upped my levoxyl from .125 to.150 25 days ago because I made him check my TSH (at 18!!!).  My Endo said I need to 5 weeks before I get my TSH level checked again.  I am 42 and my body composition has also changed in the past 3 months (post TT).  I was pear shaped but now the weight that I gained is all in my stomache.  I am an exercise phanatic and run and weight train but nothing is helping!!!
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Did your endo check your FT3 and FT4 as well as TSH?  You had to "make him" test your TSH???  You will have a very difficult time losing/not gaining weight if your thyroid hormones are not properly adjusted.  Other than the weight gain, how do you feel?
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