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Why am I gaining weight on levothyroxin

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
LT4: It is possible that your appetite was depressed mor than your metabolism when you were hypothyroid. Now that your thyroid hormone is turned back on y ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Ineffective: You did not give us any specific such as your calorie count or the type of exercise you are doing. But usually in this situation the problem is the wr ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Treat thyroid better: 25 mcg is a very low dose of thyroid (a typical dose is 2-6 times more). Levothyroxine is pure t4; your body needs to convert it to t3, (liothyronine) ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Watch diet: See your doctor to develop a diet and exercise plan that is best for you. Be honest about your concerns. There is a small chance your dosage may be ad ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid : Thanks for resend. Still not quite sure what is going on from info. Certainly the thyroid bloodwork should be repeated. If it still comes out the s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below: Hi, TSH and T4 in hypothyroidism should be measured every 3 months, so the hormone is well adjusted, however this has to be done by your endocrinologi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Paradoxical: Generally one gains weight with hypothyroidism and usually loses that weight gain with treatment with levothyroxine. As long as your TSH is in normal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not thyroid.: If your TSH is 0.4 you are on the right dose of levothyroxine. Continued weight gain and tiredness are likely due to something else. Some physicians ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience Internal Medicine
???: Something doesn't make sense. Maybe the numbers are on wrong or the story is not clear. A normal TSH and and elevated t4. And levothyeoxine was sta ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Check RT3: Check free T3 and reverse t3. Very important to check reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Levothyroxin ovrdose: Yes it will, but it can also make you sick.It can cause palpitation, pounding heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cram ... Read More
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