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Dealing with weight loss and hypothyroidism

Anyone who suffers with hypothyroidism knows how hard it is to lose weight. Come to t his group to share your frustration and ideas.

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Tue. Jan 24, 8:24am

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hypothyroid, 4 kids, 40 pounds

I am finding it very hard to lose weight. I am on synthroid (1 year now) and would love to hear others' stories, input.

Thursday, July 20, 2006, 10:51 PM

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Hi,
I was hyperthyroid for a while..I have Graves disease..So I chose to have my Thyroid removed, they took the whole thing out..in June of 2003, so it's been 3 years now..I am now on levoxal, they check my levels every 6 months now. My meds have been ajusted a few times..Just recently, I said to myself, I should have it checked, because I feel like I can't lose weight..Then I said to myself, are you really staying on track, and really watching ,and excersising? The answer to myself was NO..So now I am trying really hard, and I told myself, I will not blame my thyroid meds, until I know for sure, I have done everything I should to try to lose weight..

If you are hypothyrid, it is VERY hard to lose, and very fustrating!!! You know the "normal" range is very big, ( some people feel good at the bottom of the range, and some people feel good at the top, or middle) ,so if you are feeling hypothroid, but the DR says, your in the "range" tell them, your not feeling good, and would like to increase your meds a little, and if they won't, go to a different DR.. I have a great DR, that would go more by how I was feeling, then the lab results!!

Friday, July 21, 2006, 4:42 AM

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This link shows no group members - would we like to join and make it an active group again?

Friday, July 21, 2006, 8:38 AM

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I just joined, I'm hoping others will too. I've struggled with thyroid problems since I was a teen. It is super hard for me to lose weight. I feel like I have to work twice as hard as everyone else. *sigh* this group could really be helpful and motivating.

Friday, July 21, 2006, 10:05 AM

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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism over 14 years and have been on synthroid of varying levels since then. As soon as I got on medication I felt much better. The medication gets us in a normal range, so there is no reason why hypothyroidism would affect your weight loss or gain anymore. I gained lots of weight over the past few years, but it was due to diet, not the disease. I recommend really thinking about what the cause is of your excess weight, I think if you are really honest with yourself you will see its your behavior and not the disease. Sorry to be harsh, but we all have to take responsibility for ourselves and not rush to blame things on diseases that are under control with medication.

Friday, July 21, 2006, 12:15 PM

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