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A 28-year-old female asked:

are there any diet pills that work well with hypothyroidism? bc i've tried everything n nothing works along w diet n excersize i want to loose 20 ty

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not unless euthyroid: If you mean your thyroid level is still not properly corrected, then, no, it is not likely that any diet med/option will help lose weight. If you are on meds and thyroid stimulating hormone is down, then any good program that you commit to will help, average maintainable loss is 1-2 pounds per week, so be patient with your efforts.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Treat your thyroid: Get your thyroid level normal w/brand name T4 replacement. You doctor can test to see if you're on the correct dose. Don't waste your time and money on otc diet pills. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get health info from tv and the internet. Consult your doctor and a registered dietitian. Eat less and exercise; weight watchers gives support. You need something for life.

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