I started Methimazole in June at 30mg/day. In June I lost 10lbs due to the hyperthyroidism. In august my dose was lowered to 10mg/day because I was no longer hyper but had become hypo. Since then I have gained the 10 lbs back but not much more … I'm still hypo. I also have started eating the same amount of food I did before I became sick. While I was sick in June, I was eating double the protein in order not to loose too much muscle.
I guess it is different for everyone. Eat healthy, try to achieve a healthy weight for your height, exercise when the Dr. gives you the okay so that things can be easier for you.
~ Fellow GD patient diagnosed June 2012 with a non-existent TSH, elevated fT3 and fT4, and a TSI of 4.5. On Methimazole 30mg/day for the first 8 weeks. On Methimazole 10mg/day for the next 6 weeks. On Methimazole 5mg/day for a week and a half. On Methimazole 5mg every 4 days for a month. On Methimazole 2.5mg/day starting Nov 15. Current labs show a normal fT4, a normal TSH, and a TSI of 3.2. Diet: Gluten and yeast free. Love to read and learn. Very interested in the immune part of GD ~
Edited Carito71 (Sept. 24, 2012 14:01:40)