How Do I Help?
Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:55 AM
My husband was diagnosed with Graves' Disease about a year ago. In this time he gained about 40lbs. He has always been a smaller guy, around 175-180. However, after his treatment he got up to 220. We recently started a meal plan and workout routine. I am dropping weight, but he isn't. He is becoming increasingly discouraged. No matter what I do to help, I only seem to make it worse. I know if he doesn't lose the weight, it will continue to make him depressed. I have attended his doctor's appointments with him. We've both heard the doctor say "This will take time", "Losing weight won't be the same as before", but even still he is becoming more and more defeated.
What else can I do to help him? I feel like I am failing as a wife and as his support system.
Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:58 PM
You're not failing as a wife! I was diagnosed with Graves Thyroid Disease 16 months ago, I've gained 56 pounds since starting my meds just 3 weeks ago my Endocrinologist lowered my dose again to see if it would help "wake" my metabolism, she also recommended that I take B 12, I've lost 6 pounds, which isn't much but it's better than gaining more weight. Exercise is important, and avoiding carbs as much as possible. I wish your husband luck.