Our expert says:
OK, thanks for coming back to me. I had a look back at your question and I still think the medication is the key. It is an unfortunate side effect of some meds, weight loss. That's not to say it's the "definite" reason, but having gained 18kg in the 4 years since stopping WL, it does seem likely that something else is up. People do gain this weight "normally" (that is, diet and lack of exercise), but from your question and given that you've been training and had that TSH tested, I think it more likely that you're struggling metabolically.
So hopefully the change in dosage will help and it'll be interesting to see what the follow-up test in May reveals. You should look at to keep exercising though, it's clearly helped before and it will again, but it's just that now, you're fighting against another problem as well! So try not to lose heart, keep the motivation up by aiming to get fitter - if you can get fitter, and maybe set fitness goals (like running a certain distance in a certain time), then when that metabolic issue is dealt with, you'll be ready to cash in! Fitness can improve, and so that's the best thing to focus on!
Also, as you get fitter and can train more often (5 times a week, perhaps) and harder, then it gets easier to burn the fat and see the progress!
So keep it up, keep talking to the doctor and don't accept side effects that you don't want! There are lots of options and you can dictate what you need!
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