Press your doctors if you have thyroid disorders!
I was DX with hypothyroidism 20 years ago and was prescribed synthroid. Always had trouble with losing weight both pre-GBS and post-GBS. I counted calories religiously and ate an average of 500 to 600 calories. So I met a friend who told me to call a c compounding pharmacist and ask them who do they know that prescribes Compound meds.
I was directed to a doctor *****ally knows thyroid stuff. He checked for antibodies and mine are 4 times the normal limit. Hashimoto's is treated differently than if you had your thyroid removed. So he adjusted my meds, adding a few more and I'm down 27 pounds. I am doing a modified South Beach plan and have eliminated wheat, rice, potatoes, and corn entirely.
If you have a problem with losing weight due to a 'low thyroid', do what I suggest and find a good doctor. No sense in beating yourself up, being called a liar by your doc when you are showing him your food diary, etc.
I'm not on here much and I should be, but I felt this was too important and I had to share.
on 9/3/13 4:30 am
My friends and fiancee have watched me through the years follow diets religiously to only have them fail.
That makes me angry, but what even makes me matter is when a bariatric doc (or any doc) tells you that you are "cheating"
In the end, it was the a smart NURSE PRACTIONER that BELIEVED ME and tested me and found my PCOS>
It is still a pain in the rump. HOwever, I now have a disorder to blame rather than feeling like a "failure" that "has to be doing something wrong."