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is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? i have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: For weight loss you need a program of diet with low carb and pills like Phentermine low dosis
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Make sure: you are on the proper dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. Then you can gain or lose weight just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Prescription diet pills have potential side effects and only work while you're taking them. OTC pills are a scam and only cause loss of money not weight

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Everytime I go to a pool or beach I get a pain in my stomach and throat I go in at any distance in it. I am currently not on any medication.Ideas?

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