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A 22-year-old female asked:

hashimoto's, pcos, obese. watching calories and exercising. still gaining weight. gp given up. can anyone please help me lose weight?!

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Weight loss: Often a matter of will power and persistence. Simple math. If you use more energy than you take in you will lose weight. Try 3 small meals a day, leaving table not feeling stuffed. No snacks, no soft drinks, no alcohol and regular exercise (walk 3 miles a day). You are the only person who can help you lose weight.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Try metformin if you: Have pcos, working slowly up to 1500 mg help 30% of women ovulate, lower insulin, and can help weight. With pcos your risk of a mood disorder is doubled, buproprion can help and works well with metformin for weight loss but increase them both slowly. I usually give Clonazepam at night for sleep while initiating buproprion b/c it can make u anxious at first and may increase insomnia.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Calorie restriction: If you are still gaining weight - you are eating more calories than you burn. The solution is simple but not easy - you just have to eat less. The only way anyone loses weight is to eat less calories than they burn. There is no magic way to lose weight - it requires calorie intake restriction. Very few people can exercise enough to lose any significant amount of weight.

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Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?

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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

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Are there supplements that can help severe back pain after a weight lifting injury?

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