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Offline LithiuM23

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Thyroid Issues
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:39:11 PM »
So does anyone here have thyroid issues? If so, does the medication help at all/help lose weight?

I got blood work done yesterday and I'll hopefully know next week if my thyroid is messed up. Some people said this may be why I am unable to lose weight, and others said if I get on medication I might actually gain weight.

Any thoughts guys/gals?
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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 02:06:01 PM »
I was slightly hypo.  Make sure that you go see a specialist and not a regular dr - an endocrinologist who recognizes that the tsh scale is .3-3, not .5-5.  Otherwise, if you are slightly hypo, you won't fall in the treatable numbers.  I was nearly 5 on the scale and my endo put me on synthroid.  Also realize that this is not an exact science - if you're treatable you'll start out on an amount that might be under what you need. You'll be adjusted upwards based on blood draws. 

I was unable to lose weight before and have managed to lose a few since being treated.  Good luck.
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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 05:14:06 PM »
So does anyone here have thyroid issues? If so, does the medication help at all/help lose weight?

I got blood work done yesterday and I'll hopefully know next week if my thyroid is messed up. Some people said this may be why I am unable to lose weight, and others said if I get on medication I might actually gain weight.

Any thoughts guys/gals?

I have recently discovered thyroid  issues.  I am hypo.  Probably connected with a head injury I suffered three years ago.  I also have low t.

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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
Sorry...typing from phone...

Continued:
Although I am hypo...not currently taking meds.  Trying to get my test levels right first....Dr does not want too many variables while I am in the beginning stages of hrt.

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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 04:52:01 PM »
I got blood work done last week, so hopefully I'll hear something back by the end of this week. If this isn't my issue, I feel like I'll be lost.
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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 05:48:10 PM »
I'm recently on meds for under active thyroid. I didn't have any problems with weight loss, but I was feeling tired all the time. The meds have helped with the tiredness, but my weight loss is still steady and hasn't changed at all (currently doing low carb)
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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 08:41:25 PM »
I saw my endo on Thursday.  My TSH is at .789 now; his goal was to get me as close to 1 as possible (started at near 5).  I am holding steady at 75 mcg of synthroid a day, and have lost about 10 lbs since September.
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Re: Thyroid Issues
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 08:38:03 AM »
I was diagnosed hypo after birth of my second son. my thyroid went into overdrive and began to grow rather quickly...anyhow I was on the meds for about five-six years. I get tested every year to see if I am still in the normal range or need to go back on the meds.
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