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Hyperthyroid, shortness of breath, high pulse rate. Fluctuating TSH, T4 levels. How to gain weight?

my thyroid is hyper and I am on medication . when I started taking medication my TSH was .04 then second month .01 and my T4 went from normal to 29 then the third month my TSH went to 0.14 and my T4 17 but I still get breath shortness, I cant put on weight, sudden fast heart beats, sudden shivering . I am 168 and I weight only 42 I want to gain weight.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Weight loss is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism. This will improve with anti thyroid medications (carbimazole or Methimazole) and your symptoms of fast heart beats and shivering can be improved by beta blockers (Propranalol).
You should consult a doctor who will optimize your medication to bring T4 and TSH under control. Some patient who may not respond to treatment may require radio iodine treatment or surgery. Once your thyroid functions are normal you will regain your weight.

Hope I have answered your querry

Dr Ajish TP
Consultant Endocrinologist
Answered: Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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