HYPOTHYROID + HIGH PTH (PARATHYROID HORMONE)
Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM
HYPOTHYROID + HIGH PTH (PARATHYROID)
HELP! CAN'T LOOSE WEIGHT!
It's my metabolism, n'est ce pas?
I have been on the Pritikin Diet for 28 years. It allows 300 mg of cholesterol a day after completion of their regression diet which allows none. My weight and blood work were always good before I moved to France.
Three weeks ago I became vegan in a desperate attempt to loose 20 pounds. I still cannot loose that weight which was gained after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism 1.5 years ago.
In my case, hypothyroidism is not due to an autoimmune disease.
My thyroid has shrank to a very small size. Maybe its because I am in France with all the nuclear energy?
Calories consummed are never more than 1200 a day, and average 1000 for years.
I am concerned about getting enough calcium since my "PTH" is 94. Presently, my calcium is in the normal range and my kidneys are fine.
I drink a liter and a half a day of Contrex water which contains calcium. I take a prescribed Vitamin D monthly due to having a high PTH.
My blood work is excellent (145 cholesterol, 84 Triglycerides. My blood is not my problem. It's my thyroid and my parathyroid.
My doctor told me to stop eating carbs altogether, and eat meat, chicken or fish.
She said slow burning carbs slows down my metabolism. She yelled at me for being on the "wrong" diet.
Does anyone else have a weight problem due to hypothyroidism?
If so, what did you do to correct it?
If anyone knows of a doctor in Paris, France who can help me, please let me know. The ones I work with know next to nothing about diet nor do the French nutritionists.