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Hi i'm wondering because i've gained weight from hyperthyroid will i lose weight using the methimazole. since i'm on the opposite side of the spectru?

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not likely: People who are hyperthyroid usually lose weight because their metabolism is speeded up. The methimazole slows your metabolism down and weight gain can occur.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2017

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