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Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot i'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Overactive thyroid gained  tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot i'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?

Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills i can take .

Hi I have been diagnosed with overactive thyroid & been put on both neomercazole  & levothyroxine. Is there any diet pills i can take .

No: There are no diet pills to treat overactive thyroid. Usually, when the thyroid is overactive, an anti-thyroid medication is used to slow down thyroid function. Although some physicians add levothyroxine once thyroid hormone levels are well controlled, most endocrinologist would wean teh anti-thyroid drug to a small dose before adding levothyroxine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have an overactive thyroid but after the Depo-Provera shot I have gained a lot of weight and can't lose it i want to take diet pills but scared please help?

Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid( hypothyroid) with overactive thyroid. If you thyroid is overactive the TSH would be less than 0.5 may be 0.1, check it out the depo shot retains water but does not make you gain more than a 2 lbs. Diet pills are certainly not the answer. ...Read more

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Can taking diet pills cause you permanent damage?

Can taking diet pills cause you permanent damage?

Not really but : Diet pills approved by fda and given by prescriptions by your doctor do not cause any permanent damage but in my opinion they do not make you loose weight consistantly and may have side effects and addiction possibilities. ...Read more

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What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

What would cause loss of appetite? Not on any diet pills or anything.

Anorexia nervosa: Loss of appetite if accompanied by weight loss is anorexia nervosa. It can lead to malnutrition. Medical complications of anorexia include: Cardiovascular e.g Prolonged QT interval, low heart rate, low Blood pressure. abnormal or no menstrual cycle, severe bone loss, constipation etc.. If you have loss of appetite and weight loss you need to see doctor asap .it can lead to these serious problems ...Read more

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Will taking diet pills cause you to fail a company drug test?

Will taking diet pills cause you to fail a company drug test?

Possibly: It depends on what parameters the company has set and which diet pill you are taking. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Can diet pills cause not being able to get pregnant?

Not likely : I suppose it would depend on what diet pills you're referring to but in general this does not prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid ...Read more


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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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