I Have recently decided to go see a dietician as I exercise 4-5 times a week and eat healthy (900-1500 calories per day)
The dietician asked me to do numerous blood tests. here are the results
S Cholesterol 6.4 mmol/L
S-LDL Cholesterol 4.1 mmol/L
S-HDL Cholesterol 1.7 mmol/L
p-Glucose (fasting) 4.2 mmol/L
S-Insulin (fasting) 6.6 uIU/mL
S-TSH 5.11 uIU/mL
Blood group A+
I did have the flu when the blood was drawn, could that affect my results? Also, I am on Yasmin, could this affect my results.
I read of some people on hypothyroid medication that actually gain weight...Why is this and is it common?
Are you trying to lose weight? For a person who works out, eating only 900 calories some days is not very much at all, unless you are dieting.
Sometimes having the flu can raise your TSH, so you might want to ask for a follow-up test now that you're well again to see if it's still high. No, you shouldn't gain weight if you have to go on thyroid hormone replacement. The people you may be reading about are probably the ones who have had their thyroids removed (usually because of cancer) or ones with severe hypothyroidism who are almost totally dependent on the hormone replacement. Sometimes, these people find that it is harder to keep weight off, even with the pills. However, with mild hypothyroidism (which is at most what you have), usually there is no effect on weight or there may actually be weight loss because hypothyroidism can cause you to gain weight.