I gained all my weight while on SSRIs... I'm definitely insulin resistant, and I'm pre-diabetic.
brain glucose intolerance ( possibly caused by medication, more likely always there )
here is what i would expect you to see in lab work
depressed thyroid action overall
ridiculous high fasting insulin ( NOT blood glucose )
chronically low cortisol, or skewed results as in high when shoudl be low and vice versa
many food intolerance
If you want drugs go for them.
If you trust your doctor listen to her.
however I suggest a different track.
step 1. rid your body of infection.
step 2. introduce a pure ketogenic diet
step 3. balance your hormones
how would i do this?
step 1. use Coconut oil and oil of oregano to kill the yeast that are causing the infection.
find a leaky gut protocol you can live with and seal up those holes in you belly
step 2. start with a hypoalergenic ketogenic diet (organic lamb) then move to a balance of seafood and grass fed beef. after you reach adaptation include certain carbs sparingly and NO fruit ever.
step 3. either pay someone a pretty penny to give you drugs OR look into the benefits cold water produces on hormone expression
what i would expect to happen
step 1. after 6 weeks i woudl expect that my need for doxycycline woudl go away, i woudl also expect a host of other random annoyances to dissapear.
step 2. fasting insulin drops below 10 and cholesterol normalizes. hunger dissapates and caloric need reduces. strenght improves and body begins to rebuild, hair, nails, skin, etc. body waste reduces and becomes less foul.
step 3. ( assumes the rational choice of cold water versus the money sucking choice of BHRT) Sleep improves, quality of life improves, sex drive changes ( probably more cyclical and stronger) body composition changes. hips and breast round out rolls begin to go away.