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Thyroxine And Weight Loss
Yes: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. It can cause mild weight loss because it expands in your stomach and can make you feel full so that you eat less (if you don't eat less you won't lose weight). As long as you take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in the morning and wait a few hours before taking the Lipozene, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)
See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective. Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program. There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise. Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more
I am taking metformin850mg for diebetes and levimir 4 units also take Synthroid (thyroxine) is it safe to take phentermime (fastin) to help lose weight?
My TSH is .913, T4 Free id 1.95 and T4 is 14.6. I take .88 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. sluggish and can't lose weight. 53 year-old male. Is .88 right?
Possibly not: If your lab tests are accurate and reported in the usually accepted units, 0.88 mg of Synthroid (thyroxine) might actually be too much. Your free T4 and T4 are both slightly high and your TSH is almost over-suppressed suggesting that you may be getting too much Synthroid (thyroxine). This is certainly not consistent with your symptoms of sluggishness. This needs review with your treating physician/Endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took too much Synthroid (thyroxine) trying to lose weight. Can i stop taking my Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 days to get my levels back to normal? I currently take 50 mg, TSH 0.022, T4 14.84. I don't have a thyroid anymore.
No!: Always take synthroid (thyroxine) exactly as prescribed! Do not self escalate the dose, which can lead to anxiety, tachycardia, and rarely heart attack. Do NOT skip thyroid meds to make up for days you took extra! Take your regular dose, ONLY, and ring you doctors office ASAP! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber.. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..
If : If your thyroid levels are well controlled on your current dosage, you are like a normal person. The only concern would be if the absorption of the thyroid were affected by the fiber; that's not an issue if you take your thyroid pill on an empty stomach. There are no easy answers to losing weight. I have not heard of shinny fiber. Lowering calories and increasing activity are the keys to weight loss. There are a few other guidelines. Visit the link below and look at the posts on weight control. ...Read more
I am 67 years old, 5'2" and weigh 197. I take 100 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) 50 mg of hyzaar, and 81 baby aspirin. How can I lose weight? I am miserable!
BMI 36: Hi. Your BMI is 36. Your high BP may be caused/exacerbated by your weight. No diabetes? Sleep apnea? You would at least warrant a trial of Belviq (lorcaserin) or Qsymia. Talk with your doc. Be open minded to therapy for obesity. Eat healthy and exercise regularly regardless. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?
Doesn't work: If your thyroid function is normal, taking thyroid hormone will not help you lose weight. You would need to take toxic doses to raise your metabolism high enough to lose weight, and will lose more muscle than fat. In addition, high thyroid levels make you more hungry, so many people will gain weight rather than lose. There is no "easy" solution to lose weight. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more
Depends: If you are hypothyroid, have gained weight related to hypothyroidism, and then take thyroid hormone to correct your level back to normal, you would likely lose weight. If your thyroid level is normal and you try taking thyroid hormone to lose weight, it will not work, and will likely make you gain weight, as thyroid hormone increases appetite. ...Read more
Weight loss.......: No. Thyroid supplements are not a useful way to loose weight. They were once used for this hoping it would increase calorie burning but the adverse effects of such doses is makes this unwise to do. Even when found to have an under active thyroid, hormone replacement will not make that weight disappear. Only reducing caloric intake below your calorie expenditure will cause you to loose eight. ...Read more
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