Thanks for the details, Andrea.
The weight gain is pathognomic of hypothyroidism
. It is one of the most consistent features of hypothyroidism. Even with a lack of appetite and with a proper diet, weight continues to gain and this is because there is a decrease in metabolic rate.
The only effective way to counter the weight gain is to keep the thyroid
hormone levels in check.
You need to get your TSH levels checked and if they are above the normal or high normal, then your dose will need to be adjusted. Synthyroid needs to be adjusted from time to time and that is why it is imperative that people suffering from hypothyroidism maintain a follow up with their Endocrinologist.
Another thing that comes to mind with your history and the details you have provided, is hyperglycemia or high sugar levels. Hypothyrodism goes side by side with irregulation of other hormones and one such hormone is insulin, which regulates sugar levels. Hyperphagia or craving for sweet things is one of its symptoms.
A oral glucose tolerance test coupled with fasting blood sugar levels will give us an idea of your sugar levels. You are also on Inderal, which is a beta blocker
and it promotes both gain in weight as well as hyperglycemia and is a cause of diabetes.
I suggest that you discuss all these things with your Endocrinologist. A dose adjustment and modification of your medication list is in order here. Once the medication list is revised and the above tests that I have recommended have been done, I am sure, a diagnosis and treatment plan can be charted.
Hope this helps.
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