Losing weight while taking synthroid

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Avatar f tn Now, you are still not losing weight, you say. But your sluggish thyroid might have caused weight gain if you weren't on the synthroid. But, is there another problem, say with your adrenal function, for example, that is causing you not to lose (ie- do you have any Cushing's syndrome symptoms)? Re: high triglycerides- there is a strong connection between your triglycerides and your sugar intake.
1122836 tn?1259593265 Is taking Armour while pregnant and trying to get pregnant safe? My endo told me if I want to get pregnant, I need to go off the Armour beforehand.
Avatar f tn t seem to loose my baby weight gain after having my son 15 months ago.... I want to start taking diet pill Phentermine (30 mg) 1x a day but I'm also going to be taking synthroid 100 mg 1x day is that safe?
Avatar n tn Unfortnatly I can not answer.U said u were losing weight, are u concerned, or is it weight well lost?I am new to my dx of Hashimotos os I try and read all the threads. Good luck I am sure someone here can help.I will continue to watch this thread.
Avatar f tn my thyroid levels are normal now and then taking synthroid causing weight loss and once i stop the medication i will no longer lose weight? One more question: Will i get back to my normal weight once the thyroid levels are normal without medcation?
Avatar n tn It might not be COMMON to lose weight, but I can tell you first hand that in the last year i have lost close to 15 lbs. I have not changed my eating habits and if anything i am exercising less... I think that weather you have weight loss or gain depends on many factors... such as what your body type is. I was always a very skinny child with a high metabolism. I can lose weight pretty easily and as i've been feeling worse with my Hashi's i've been losing weight.
474314 tn?1219345522 I was able to lose some weight the winter following my TT while on synthroid - started taking an aerobics class and eating better. However, I haven't been able to keep it off, I think more because of 3 other surgeries (I have had orbital decompression and eyelid surgery for Graves Eye Disease, with a bonus sinus surgery thrown in for good measure!) and several rounds of prednisone for sinus problems. I am going to try again to shed a few pounds now that spring is here.
Avatar n tn How much weight did you lose, and how quickly? Losing weight may not be a reason to cut back on your med. As FTB4 said, please post your latest labs, with reference ranges from your report, so we can see what your levels are. Did your doctor advise this cut?
Avatar n tn i am on 125 mcg levothyroxine for seven years,today i started taking 5mcg of cytomel.will i start losing weight?how will i feel?with the synthroid i feel tired and it's very hard for me to lose weight.please help.
Avatar n tn I've been taking my synthroid regularly ( .125 daily) in the morning 1 hr before meals & coffee. They now have me on .125 & .137 every other day. They said my TSH was at 5. which is odd as I am losing weight. As a matter of fact....too much. In one years time almost 50 pounds and in this past month 5 pounds. I think that losing weight is fine "Great" being after the thyroidectomy for an incidental papillary cancer seemed to keep weight on me for 4 years however....
Avatar n tn 2/ Is it common to GAIN weight while taking Synthroid? If so, how hard to go back to normal weight and after how long? 3/ Is it more difficult to get pregnant while on Synthroid? 4/ Is it a given that once someone start taking Synthroid (or any other thyroid med for hypo), it's for life? 5/ should i have my baby tested for thyroid problems? Would love to read your experiences and feedback. thanks! hyponofun :( This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I also had my thyroid removed and am having trouble losing weight. My dr. has me on 125mcg of synthroid and also 112. I alternate every other day. All of my bloodwork comes back good and my cancer markers are good but I cannot seem to lose more than 2-4 pounds. I have tried weight watchers where I had success before my cancer but now nothing works. I also would appreciate any advice. My job is very stressful and I know that doesn't help but I don't have control over that.
Avatar n tn I'm another volunteer here ... I'm a long-time Type 1, and not a medical professional. Some possibly relevant facts you haven't mentioned include how well your blood sugar is staying within your target range. While your diet & lifestyle sound quite healthy, it's important for you to keep your BG wihtin the target range. Excessive periods of high blood sugar can cause weight loss because the calories are excreted in the urine. Review your BG results with your doc.
Avatar n tn I was given 100 mg synthroid , I was losing weight and felt better. However after 6 months I had to reduce my meds to 88mg. This is when my problem began. I started to get symptoms, exhaustion, and weight gain. One and half years later and many adjustments to my medications, I am still gaining weight. My doctor put me on 88 mg. synthroid 6 days a week and 5mg. cytomel twice a day. I have more energy but I am still gaining weight. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn In 1996, my doctor said that the tests were more refined and I was taking too much synthroid. It was lowered to 0,112mg. I started gaining weight immediately, losing hair and could not focus at all. It was raised to 0.125mg and has remained at that dose even though my tsh is a little suppressed. I still can not lose weight even though I diet and exercise, feel mostly kind of run down all of the time, dry eyes, just never feel great.
Avatar n tn Always tired, no energy what so ever but not losing weight. TSH is about 2.6 never had the FT3 and 4 before so just got that ordered. So what about sleep disorders for your husband. Sleep Apnea has many of the same symptoms as Thyroidism does. I've had both for many years and between managing the sleep apnea and thyroid it seems to be a balancing act.
Avatar f tn I'm also having issues with fatigue and I'm also dealing with Thyroid Eye Disease. I know not to eat for 30-60 min. after taking my Synthroid in the morning, but am curious about ChitChatNIne's comment about the coffee. Is any food or drink off limits for the 30-60 minutes after taking the Synthroid?
Avatar n tn I had the swelling really bad right before diagnosis. Guess that is what bothers me the most, well besides the problem with losing weight. I follow a good diet and exercise at least 5 hours a week. I just would like a solution to the edema.
Avatar f tn 025 mg for two weeks as of yesterday, I am taking the generic of Synthroid called Levothyroxine. I have also switched to a low carb keto genic diet, I haven’t been completely carb free because I don’t want any issues with keto flu. (My dr suggested this diet). I have not lost any weight and I was really hoping I would, should I also take an adrenal supplement? I literally could lose 100lbs, it needs to start coming off... please help.
1891163 tn?1321119046 I said no to the Zoloft and told him I was going to stop taking the Synthroid. I just quit taking it last week, so I will have to let you know how it goes as time goes on. My sister also takes Synthroid, a very high dose since her thyroid was killed due to over activity. She also has major "panic attacks". Not exactly sure when hers started, but I'm wondering if it's the Synthroid for her as well. Anyone know how long it will take to get completly out of my system?
Avatar f tn Because the thyroid controls metabolism in every cell of your body, if it is out of whack, you are going to have difficultly losing weight with a low thyroid. You need to see a doctor that is experienced with thyroid disorders. The doctor needs to run a FULL thyroid panel. He/she will start you on meds (synthroid and/or Armour). You will need to take your meds every morning on an empty stomach and avoid anything with calcium for two hours before and after you take your meds.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have successfully lost weight or stayed the same while pregnant. They only thing I plan on doing as far as losing weight is to eat healthy foods and not to overeat like I tend to do and to also excercise. I know if Im prego I shouldnt overdo myself on exercise but light exercise and walking wont hurt! :) I just would like to minimize the chance of getting gestational diabetes or preclampsia while prego! :) Thoughts, opinions, concerns, etc are all welcome!!!