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This is Dr David
I am sorry you are gaining weight.
what was your most recent TSH levels?
I assume you are past your menopause.
you might have a pinched nerve in your neck causing your right sided pain.
you might need to see a bariatric surgeon to talk about stomach stapling surgery to decrease the size of your stomach to loose weight.
My last TSH are a bit high but I can't say exactly.
you want to keep your TSH level between 0.3 and 3.0
any TSH level above 3.0 can be considered clinical or subclinical hypothyroidism
and you might need to add on some thyroid hormone to help boost your metabolism.
should i see my GP?
walking and eliptical are good.
yes, you should see your GP and get a copy of your TSH level.
you also need to do some strength training to build muscle.
muscle burns more calories than fat
and aerobic workout.
when you walk you need to get your heart rate above 120-140 for 20-40 minutes at a time for aerobic exercise
and take deep breaths when you walk and work on eliptical.
it is the oxygen you get in your body which helps you burn calories.
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