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So I'm 28 years of age and back April tested for thyroid and

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So I'm 28 years of age and back April tested for thyroid and came back borderline my doctor dismissed it and fobbed me off despite having multiple symptoms. I have since gone back with more symptoms and started taking eltroxin 25mcg on wed just gone - I've heard it's quite a low dosage by people with same issue - I also have gained 3kg since starting the tablet on Wednesday - I work as a personal trainer and fitness class instructor so I spend 15+ hours a week working out and I eat extremely well! Is this normal? I know weight gain from thyroid issue is but gaining 3kg in such a short space of time, since April keeping my same workout regime and diet I've gained almost 11kg ­čśę­čśó
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
Do you have the results of the thyroid profile?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I just got my third round of bloods done today all I know is the last set came back as borderline but that was in April.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
I ask about the thyroid profile because there is some controversy about the appropriate normal range, which also would affect the interpretation of the lab result.

Gaining 3 kg since Wednesday is typically related to fluid accumulation, rather than a gain in body mass, per se. It is virtually impossible to gain 3 kg of true body mass in less than a week. The long term weight gain since April is the type of weight gain that is seen with thyroid disease.

Fluid accumulation is not a common side effect from low doses of Eltroxin, but it is sometimes seen. As the body becomes accustomed to the drug, the fluid accumulation will typically resolve.

If I can provide some further information, please let me know.
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