A 38-year-old female asked:
I gained 30 lbs didn't know & found out i have hypothyroidism doc put me on levothyroxine after being on this for 6mths shouldn't the weight come off?
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
Still need diet/exer: Still need diet and exercise (3500 calories to the pound) to lose weight. Some of the fluid you retained w/hypothyroidism will resolve with return to normal thyroid levels. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement and your levels are normal.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2015
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