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Tummy Tuck/Thyroid Disorder
7 weeks ago I had a tummy tuck. I recently saw my endocrinologist (4/14) I saw her last 12/2. I have gained 8 pounds! I am dieting like crazy and just started light exercise (this week). I am constantly bloated and retaining fluid, my clothes are getting tighter by the day!. I drink 8 glasses of water everyday and am extremely mindful of everything I eat. I feel so swollen that my sneakers and sock leave marks! I am truly at the end of my rope. I have no idea what is going on. My endocrinologist just raise my synthroid from 88 mcg to 100 mcg. She claims my thyroid can cause fluid retention. I don't believe it. I also take an over the counter diuretic and spend half my day in the bathroom! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and quite smoking 6 months ago.
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Hypothyroidism can contribute to fluid retention; however, most likely, the reason you are gaining weight is that your thyroid levels are not high enough -- by that, I mean your Free T3 and Free T4 levels......

I'd be interested in knowing what your levels are, along with reference ranges from your lab report.  
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My T4 Free is 1.1. (range is 0.8 to 1.8) My T3 Free is 2.1 (range is 2.3 to 4.2) and my Thyroid Peroxidase AB is 609. I was taking 88 mcg of synthroid and my dr raised it to 100 mcg. She also told me to take a low dose asprin and 200 mg of selenium for the high thyroid peroxidase AB.
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