Your weight gain/loss is controlled by your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is controlled by Triiodothyronine free (T3L) which we refer to as fT3. fT3 regulates mitochondria inside your cells as part of your body temperature control.
Please check your oral body temperature to evaluate your overall thyroid function. - see below for more
You may be iodine deficient from not using iodized salt.
fT3=5.0 would be good, 3.8 is not good.
TSH should be closer to 1.0, the ranges used are not good.
Your outer eyebrows may be thin.
You may get cold easily, but fat may keep you warm.
You have general hair thinning.
You may have dry skin.
When introducing iodine it is very important to get 150-200mcg selenium in a multi-vitamin.
Please edit your 1st post and add lab ranges. We do not memorize and there are different units and ranges vary from one lab to another.
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Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.