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Losing weight despite hypothyroidism

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1657977 tn?1302310546 Why am I not losing weight ?I am eating 1300-1400 cal a day with 30-45 min brisk walk daily.It is frustrating.Please help.
Avatar n tn Fighting through the sluggishness and fatigue of hypothyroidism is difficult, but adding daily exercised can be a great aid in losing weight. If you aren't currently exercising, start with an easy walk. Get plenty of rest. The National Sleep Foundation reports that people who sleep less than 6 hours each night have a higher body mass index than people who sleep 8 or more hours.
Avatar f tn My GP had prescribed thyronorm tablet 50 mcg four times a week. Then he reduced it to thrice a week, as I am losing weight. I am awfully underweight. How to gain weight? Once I heard one endocrinologist saying that it is not good to prescribe thyroxine tablets as it leads to osteoporosis. Cannot understand.
Avatar m tn Weight gain i despite proper diet and exercise.Sensitivity to cold. Difficulty in losing weight despite rigid adherence to a low grain diet - especially common in women.You don't perspire (if you're a lady) or you don't sweat (if you're a man)!! You feel depressed, down or sad. You are losing hair, especially from the outer part of your eyebrows.You are suffering from impaired memory.suffering from constipation.Your skin could be cold, rough, dry and scaly.
Avatar f tn i was wondering whether my hair loss could be related/accelerated by my hypothyroidism despite it being only a mild increase in tsh and whether 25micrograms is sufficient? my hair loss is diffuse (even at the back of my scalp) and during the period my hair loss suddenly increased (at 20yrs) my eyebrows were sparse mainly at the outer third area..
Avatar f tn i am perimenopausal and do have symptoms of that but i also have hypothyroidism. the two share a lot of symptoms. difficulty losing weight is definitely a symptom. perhaps next time you go for your annual exam or annual routine blood work, you could ask to include a TSH. hth. good luck!
Avatar f tn fatigue, decreased ability to concentrate, freezing cold all the time (when everyone around me is warm), increased frequency of periods, occasional numbness in toes and hands, hair loss, dry flaky skin and skin problems, anxiety and mild depression (which is being treated), inability to lose weight despite increased (forced despite complete lack of energy) activity and decreased appetite. Blood work all normal including T4 (15.1 pmol/L), TSH (0.
7729616 tn?1393795492 Endocrinologist has said I have clinical presentations of hyperpigmentation along with weight loss but an adrenal test has shown I do not have adrenal fatigue despite losing weight and showing hyperpigmentation. So that has made me think I am making all of this up. - I left my job over a year ago due to how poorly I have felt along with the fact that my boss did not understand my illness.
1038948 tn?1252943511 I have never had a weight issue until a year and a half ago, when in addition to weight gain I was also experiencing dry skin, thinning hair, fatigue etc. and my doctor diagnosed that my TSH level was 30.17 , a huge jump from my normal level of 1.5. He put me on Levothyroxine .1mg in Feb 2009. My subsequent blood tests show that my TSH level has been slowly decreasing, from .24 to .11 to .07 and my doctor has reluctantly and after much insistence from myself decreased my Levothyroxine to .
Avatar m tn I started this 1700 calorie diet when I realized I was gaining weight despite all the working out and I got up 71.8 kilos. I was eating healthy, but ALOT more protein by way of fish and legumes since I donĀ“t eat meat, and occasionally chocolate...opps. I have been on this diet for 1 month now and I have only dropped my weight from 71.8 to 69.6 kilos (2.2 kilos or 4.8 pounds) and I am very frustrated. It seems like I am dropping the weight at a crawl pace.
Avatar f tn I also started developing hypothyroid symptoms, no appetite, slept well, losing hair, constipation and losing weight! My normal weight prior to diagnosis was between 56-58kg. Upon diagnosis of graves disease, I was 65-66kg. In January-February, i was 63-64 and now early April i am on 59kg! I found this very confusing, any similar story out there? Thank you!
Avatar n tn Hi, Just a brief summary of my overall health....when I turned 13 I experienced chronic fatigue (slept all day and couldn't even get schoolwork done) and depression. In my late teens and early twenties, I always felt an extreme lack of energy and inability to focus on anything + periodic hair loss and premature graying. Not to mention that I have an apparently weak immune system which caused me to get boils on my legs over a period of 6 or 7 months.
Avatar n tn I have been losing weight gradually and consistently. i recently did a blood test and my Doctor told me I had hypothyroid. When asked if this could contribute to my weight loss, he said I should be gaining weight instead! What seems to be happening?
Avatar n tn I started to lose weight at two pounds per week and I have hypothyroidism which makes losing weight pain staking. You should only go for losing two pounds a week and no more than that. You might need to up your exercise for more cardio type activity.
Avatar f tn I get constant headaches, really bad crams mainly in legs and feet for about 1-2 hours at a time that fluctuates between legs/feet, constipation,feeling cold constantly and weight gain - despite the doctor giving me their version of Alli to which I didnt lose any weight whatsoever and yet supposed to be 3 times more effective.
926636 tn?1244051858 My granddaughter is also losing weight despite a concerted effort to increase her caloric intake (half and half in her cereal, ensure, etc.). Doctor will run a fast blood sugar so diabetes is a possible diagnosis, What are some other differential diagnoses for which we should be testing? There are a lot of autoimmune diseases on both sides of the family. Any suggestion areas to rule out would be helpful.