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Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Do diet pills affect your thyroid?

Maybe: But diet pills can cause or exacerbate symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Diet pills should not be taken without md supervision. If you are having jitters, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, etc make sure you get seen asap. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Can diet pills work if you have a thyroid condition?

Can diet pills work if you have a thyroid condition?

They do for short pe: They do but for a short period but than there is not sustained weight loss and they can not be taken more than 12 weeks as there is potential for addction. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Are there any diet pills that are safe while treating the thyroid?

Don't do it unless:: Depending on the nature of your thyroid condition, certain diet medication will be contraindicated. Until your thyroid condition is under control, you should not consider medication for weight loss. Medication for weight loss should only be considered with your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Do diet pills cause thyroid problems overtime?

Possibly: This really depends on what is in the "diet pills" that one is taking. Some diet pills can contain thyroid hormones that can cause weight loss in addition to unwanted and dangerous short term and long term side effects. It is essential that you find out what is in a diet pill, or any pill, before you decide to take it. It is best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels. I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids. Thyroids good. Like to know why this.

Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels. I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids. Thyroids good. Like to know why this.

Avoid diet pills: Who knows what's in the diet pills, but it's nothing that can help you and may harm you. If you're overweight, you don't have low cortisol levels, as low cortisol leads to weight loss. Check w/your doctor and get off the diet pills. ...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?

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-Provera 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 I take raspberry ketone diet pills with under active thyroid?

Can I take raspberry ketone diet pills with under active thyroid?

No human studies yet: Yes, but while raspberry ketones are touted as a miracle weight loss supplement ; some animal studies suggest it might help, there have been absolutely no human studies to show if it really helps. If you're trying to lose weight i'd stick with a healthy diet, exercise ; herbs that have been proven to help in human studies-see http://bit. Ly/178bmuf re: proven supps ; http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht re: diet. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...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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Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one more product designed to take money from the overweight. ...Read more

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I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid (thyroxine). Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid (thyroxine). Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

No problem: Most thyroid cancers do well after surgery if nodes were neg. And age at surgery under 40. If all is well after surgery which removes a major part if not all of the thyroid, there is a tendency to have low levels of thyroxin requiring oral supplements and patients tend to put on wt. Taking diet pills may even be helpful if there was a significant wt. Increase post surgery. ...Read more

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I am big in my mid section, what can I do to loose the weight? I've tried exsercise, diet, even diet pills. My doctor did a sonogram of thyroid said h

I am big in my mid section, what can I do to loose the weight? I've tried exsercise, diet, even diet pills. My doctor did a sonogram of thyroid said h

No spot losing!: You can't spot lose fat. You have to lose fat over your entire body. Diet and exercise are the best way. Thyroid dysfunction can make it more difficult, but after correction, you'll still need to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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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?

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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Can taking a diet pill (oxyelite pro) from GNC store for one month, can it damage the thyroid?

Can taking a diet pill (oxyelite pro) from GNC store for one month, can it damage the thyroid?

No, but: It won't help you lose any weight, except in your wallet. Diet and exercise are the only way to lose weight. There is no supplement on the market that will do anything except waste your money. If any of the supplements at GNC actually worked, why would there be hundreds for sale -- you would only need the one that works. The answer is that none of them do. ...Read more

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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Make sure: You are on the proper dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. Then you can gain or lose weight just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Prescription diet pills have potential side effects and only work while you're taking them. OTC pills are a scam and only cause loss of money not weight ...Read more

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healthcare provider. Lose the weight recommended to get to your ideal weight, then try to conceive. (consider weightwatchers, nutrisystems, etc). ...Read more

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D love to know if there are any cheap fat burning diet pills that I could pick up at my local drugstore?

D love to know if there are any cheap fat burning diet pills that I could pick up at my local drugstore?

Eat whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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Why won't diet pills work?

No quick fix!: There really isn't a quick fix when it comes to weight. Eating healthy meals and snacks, and exercising are your best bets! Check on-line for the national weight control registry to learn the habits of folks who have lost significant weight and kept it off for years. One gentleman says, "the best way to avoid gaining ten pounds is to avoid gaining five." so right on the money! It's lifelong work! ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more

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I've been thinking about taking diet pills, im 22 and I weigh 250. Would it be a bad idea to start taking hydroxycut? Regular diets haven't worked.

See doctor: You need a good health history, labs, stratify risk factors determine what meds are best for you, see if surgery is an option. Overall, it takes a lot of time (years) to loose weight. Lifestyle modification is the most important aspect, this is what takes time, concentration, adjustments, review, and dedication. ...Read more

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I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't I lose any? Diet pills?

I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't I lose any? Diet pills?

Lose weight: First, make sure your hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. If that is under control, then we look at what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you exercise. Looks like you have the first 2 covered. Walking, while good for you, will not get your heart rate high enough to burn calories. You need to do cardio exercise and maintain a target hr for 20+ minutes a few times a week. ...Read more

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Do any diet pills work?

No: They depend mostly on destroying appetite, not a very good way to go. Stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners and I bet that you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Does "nv diet pills" work?

Does "nv diet pills" work?

Probably not: It is not a good idea to take anything with "health claims" or "medical claims" that is not an fda approved drug, because non-approved drugs and treatments may or may not have correct ingredients, and may or may not have pure ingredients. Also, the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. It's safest to avoid marketing hype. ...Read more

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Does diet pills really work?

Does diet pills really work?

Not usually: Diet pills don't usually work. The best method of weight loss is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Are ACE diet pills effective?

Are ACE diet pills effective?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more