How to lose weight after your thyroid is removed

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822804 tn?1298229902 I have a multinodular thyroid and due to that,they are removing my thyroid after trying to biopsy it twice.Do you lose weight after having it out? what should I expect?
Avatar n tn would not know what to do with a low Free T3, so they don't test it. So I guess the next step is to go ask your Dr. for another blood test. If the result is in the ditch, that explains it. I think most feel good with FT 3 in the upper 1/3 of the range. I'm recently hypo after RAI for hyper. It is too soon for me to expect to be stable on Levoxyl. I've been taking B complex and calcium with D. It seems to make a HUGE difference in my energy level.
Avatar m tn Based on your previous weight loss success, your current weight, diet, and exercise, I think you might have a metabolism problem. Get someone to check out your thyroid hormone levels and specifically your freeT3 which is the active thyroid hormone and is found to be lower in people who have been on extreme calorie restriction diets. Look up info on "Biggest Loser syndrome", see if you think you might fit that profile.
Avatar n tn I know, believe me, that its easy to get caught up in body image and trying to lose weight, but try to keep perspective, OK? Have the IUD and the female stuff checked out, talk to your doctor. Keep eating healthy and exercising. If you have to find another way to pay for school, life will go on. I truly wish you the best of luck.
Avatar f tn They won't tell you how much hormones your thyroid is producing. You need to get the Free T3, Free T4 and TSH tests done. You should also ask for thyroid antibody tests to confirm/rule out Hashimoto's. Those tests are Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobuliln Antibodies (TGab). I'd suggest that you go on to the endo and make sure you get the proper testing done. In most cases, TT is not needed.
Avatar f tn They were not cancer but are causing my metoblisim to slow down and getting harder to lose weight. I am having them removed. They can turn to cancer and cause you swallowing problems as the increase in size they grow. good luck hope I helped you. Oh ya my cancer was three tumors less than one cm. and I did not have to have radation nor chemo because I got it early.
1628403 tn?1299559582 First off, not testing for cancer while you were already under anesthesia for a known cyst (I have 1 at my isthmus), and then removing it ASAP, instead of requiring 2 surgeries may be grounds for a malpractice suit. At best, it is in line with the worst doctoring we hear about at the Foundation. I read a great post from a gal who has major symtoms, like you do, but was not treated by her gp. When she visited her OB, he noticed her goiter immediately.
1564496 tn?1295178978 I had my whole thyroid removed on aug 11th 2010 due to papillary thyroid cancer and gained no weight being on synthroid. If anything lost some. THEN When i went off my synthroid and started the low iodine diet on dec 27th 2010, i weighed in as 112lbs. (im 18 years old Female and 5'3.5) Then my RAI was on mon-thurs january 10-13th 2011 and today is the 15th and i weigh 120.5lbs! My face is getting swollen and my glands feel swollen as well.
Avatar f tn I know from my father's experience, it took a little while to adjust his dosage to get his levels normal and then after is was leveled, it took time for the symptoms to go away. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn One of the main symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain, because your thyroid controls your metabolism and when your thyroid no longer works properly, neither does your metabolism ... bingo, we've probably found the cause of your weight gain/inability to lose!! Welcome to the club. I'm assuming that you're on thyroid replacement hormones... is that correct? What med(s) and dosage(s) are you on and how long have you been on them? What are your current thyroid hormone levels?
665125 tn?1273027524 It took a yr. to get my dosage to where it needed to be in order for my weight to get back to normal. You must have patience. What level of medication do they have you on? Are you getting your TSH tested every sixe weeks until it gets to 1.0 or .5 (at least that is where my dr. wants to keep me). I would IMO not take any diet pills right now. I just continued to eat right. (seriously right) so that when my level finally got back to normal the weight would come off.
Avatar m tn Never have food or tablets immediately or at least up to an hour after taking your thyroid meds. Question is; are you on any thyroid meds? Often after a partial or near total you can expect at least 3 months of the remainder or other side to pick up the slack. Often there is hypo symptoms. If you are on meds then my advice is still the same. Keep eating healthily, and doing even moderate excersise and you shouldn't notice any weight gain.
1285110 tn?1420150978 Well done you, it is not important how many times you fall off the important part is how many times you get up and get back on,
Avatar n tn I've recently moved and my new MD switched me back to my old dose. I am ever so slowly able to lose some weight (about 7 lbs in 3 months), but am starting to have trouble getting a good breath on many occasions. I actually feel better when I exercise. The little attacks are when I am sitting in the car or at work and they are very anxiety provoking. Any impliications here for my new-old dose?
242532 tn?1269553979 I would have you ask yourself is it because you are bored, or frustrated, or depressed, or anxious, or is it because you are around your family or some other relationship and don't know how to handle your emotions? But you are not my office and you do not need to be there in order to have a conversation with yourself about these critical issues. With some help you can do it yourself.
Avatar n tn I exercise and eat a low fat diet. but the weight keeps coming. Is there a link between weight gain and taking Thyroid meds.
Avatar n tn I am anxious to know if I will be able to lose weight after thyroid is gone, since I am already on synthroid. My weight is creeping up and I am eager to get thyroid OUT! I weigh 132 and I would like to weigh 126. Can you tell me more about your post op.? Thank you.
168348 tn?1379360675 Does anyone now the answer?? How can anyone take thyroid meds just to lose weight, not feel bad and hyper from the med????
Avatar n tn I had a partial hysterectomy (I got to keep one ovary) after my second baby, and I haven't been able to lose any weight either. I was also lactating over a year after I had quit nursing my baby and I was having horrible hair loss. My thyroid tests kept coming up in the normal range, but I still didn't feel well.
320078 tn?1278348320 At first I tried to say it was cause of the hypo but there is a lady here who had her thyroid removed cause she was hyper and since she worked here she's gone bonkers sort of and decided guys love girls as SKINNY as possible (not true I was always Olive Oyl and I can tell ya not true) but she has started working out like three times a day and eating nothing but salad and fruit and protein and she is not literally skeletal and looks like a boy from behind. so.......
1152782 tn?1451105026 I am just holding to the fact that this is a gynocology doctor and she hasn't seen very many thyroid lab results......I hope anyway. But that doesn't explain the "off the charts" bad..... Okay. Well. I start Levethorxine (sp?) today....I *think* she said 50mg. My mom is taking 150mg so I wonder if that means it's not that bad.....Or maybe I misunderstood what the dosage is. I'll find out soon enough. I pick the meds up at 5, in 2 and a half hours.......
Avatar f tn Weight gain is a common complaint after hysterectomy. I don't know how much is loss of ovarian hormones (even when ovaries are kept) versus some other metabolic effects (there is about a 40% chance of ovarian failure post-hysterectomy). I was never one to gain weight - could eat everything and as much as I wanted without gaining a pound. Since my hysterectomy, my hunger "mechanism" does not work properly. I rarely feel hungry and do not have a sense of fullness either.
1427811 tn?1282971554 me too i have gained 45 pounds since my gallbladder was removed two years ago, i havent been checked for thyroid diease but i have been told that the reason for my weight gain is because our gallbladder is used to breakdown the bile but since we dont have it anymore there isnt anything to help breakdown the bile and some how it doesnt let us lose weight fast enough.
Avatar f tn Also, is my excessive weight gain due to the cyst, and if so, will I lose weight after the surgery. What other things should I expect after having my open surgery?
571680 tn?1219587614 (the bars are *wonderful snack replacements) Talk to a dietitian at your hospital or check with the American Diabetic Association (web site too) to get some great low carb ideas and learn how to count carbs. The key is to watch the carbs and to eat 5-6 *small* meals a day concentrating on proteins and fruits/veggies. Many of us crave carbs (I crave the breads and pastas). And, yes, since I had my thyroid removed I've gained 35lbs.
Avatar m tn It does take patience because it takes thyroid meds so long to go out of your system. It's so hard to say how long it will take because we're all different. Some of us will process thyroid hormones out of the body faster than others. I think you should be feeling somewhat better after a couple of weeks. You should start feeling better and better as time goes on. Start keeping records of your labs. That's one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Avatar n tn I was told this was unusual to gain after stopping the shot and that i may never lose the weight. Is this true? or is the only way to go back on the shot because while i was on the shot i actually lost weight.but if that's the answer won't i be trapped on the shot forever?