Hypothyroid and PCOS- Weight Gain in healthy female
Just hoping to see if anyone else has had the same experience as me and any success in treatment.
I am a 24yo female that in the past year has been gaining weight. I have not changed my diet and eat very healthy, dairy-free and fruits and vegetables. I should probably eat more protein but I get healthy fats through nuts, avocados, etc. I am also an avid exerciser, going to the gym 4-5 days/wk
I have been diagnosed with PCOS by a gynecologist as I have not had regular menstrual periods (once every 6 months or so).
I've noticed more symptoms of hypothyroidism lately-- tingling hands and feet, anxiety and depression, muscle strains and joint pain. My holistic doctor did blood work and found a slightly low T3 level.
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has advice on how to tackle these issues?
@sana I'm sorry you're dealing with this. Hypothyroidism is common and it seems many doctors don't treat it until you're outside lab ranges despite having symptoms. It's good to have labs done for TSH, free T3, free T4 as well as TPO and TgAb antibodies.
Thyroid abnormalities can cause an irregular menstrual cycle. Of course, PCOS can too as you mentioned. was PCOS diagnosed based solely on your lack of periods?