CLB Posted April 9, 2008 Share Posted April 9, 2008 I went down to the hospital today for my monthly Zometa treatment and blood tests. As usual, the first thing that my nurse did was weigh me, take my vitals, etc. So, I stepped on the scale and nearly passed out over how much weight I just seem to keep gaining!!! Now, I know that at this point in my treatment, gaining weight is much better than losing, but this is getting crazy. I try to excercise at least 3 times a week and I don't think I eat excessivly (JB might say different on that one). Anyway, my nurse saw that I was upset over my weight gain and told me that she wanted to test me for hypothyroidism when she did my blood work. She said that it is common for people who have had large doses of radiation to the lungs to then be diagnosed with this hypothyroidism due to damage done to the thyroid gland during radiation. And that would be the reason for me gaining weight - the thyroid gland not function properly. I have to laugh, because after all of this, I am not surprised to hear that I might have yet another "condition." But, if I do have it, they can get me on some medication to boost my metabolism. So, I am almost hoping that this might be the reason for all the additional weight!!! Has anyone experienced this or heard of it??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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