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Dr. SH
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Ive been steadily gaining weight for years although I exercise

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I've been steadily gaining weight for years although I exercise and eat very healthily.had a thyroid function test on request of my personal trainer. Results were; Tsh level = 4-15 miu/l t4 level= 14.3 pmol/l I have many of the symptoms for hypothyroidism including tiredness ( wake up feeling tired) weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, sore muscles/ aches, croaky voice ,poor memory / concentration,constipation & depression. My doctor wants to re test in 6 months but I have always felt there is something blocking me loosing weight? Olive had lots of hormone treatment over 25 years, incl IUI x3 IVF , hormone treatment for endometriosis , & HRT. I'm longer on HRT as had breast cancer last year. What do I do ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Is your TSH level 4.15 or 4-15?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My TSH level is 4.15
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.
The normal TSH according to recent recommendations is 0.3-3. With the symptoms that you are having, I would try low dose thyroid hormone replacement in your case and target a TSH of around 1.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
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