My endo put me on 25 mcg Synthroid because my TSH was 5.5 andmy thyroid antibodies were 110. I'd been having symptoms like wt gain despite low-carb dieting and exercise, hoarse voice, etc.
I've gone off the Synthroid for a bit. I felt like the Synthroid gave me insulin resistance. I was needing more insulin and when I'd take the Synthroid my blood sugar would go up in the morning. I also gained about 10 pounds.
I've heard two things: 1) that if you undermedicate with T4 (Synthroid) you can gain weight and 2) that some people need both T3 (Cytomel) and T4. Any experiences? How do you recommend I proceed with my endo? He dismisses my concern about my thyroid.
It's so frustrating to eat little, exercise a lot and still have this bloaty, water-weighty feeling.