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The thyroid deficiency can also be playing a role. You need to discuss this with the prescribing dr as you may be able to adjust your dosage so that you stop gaining weight. When you see your dr, please ask him/her to send you for tests to determine if you have any other hormone imbalances such as insulin resistance or female hormone problems. If you do have insulin resistance it is essential to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to email@example.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will help you by working out a diet which controls the insulin resistance and helps you to lose weight. Another factor that often plays a role after childbirth, is depression which can make you gain a lot of weight. Consider if this could be a factor and if so do consult a clinical psychologist. Clinical psychologists are listed in the Yellow Pages under 'Psychologists' or you can ask your gp to refer you. He/she will help you to work out what underlying psychological problems are causing this reaction and help you to cope with them.
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