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How Does Thyroxine Affect Metabolism
Once you begin taking Synthroid are you obligated to it forever? Recently, i skipped my levothyroxin 100mcg for 5 days. Before being prescibed and since I have had a slow metabolism. It seems that the 5 day break gave my metabolism a jump-start. Could thi
Thyroid forever: If you have acquired hypothyroidism you can never naturally regain your ability to manufacture naturally the thyroid hormone. This may be the most common medical diagnosis in american medicine. And, it means that you will need to take a daily thyroid replacement for as long as you live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I speed up my metabolism when i don't have a thyroid? Do I have a metabolism? I'm taking Armour Thyroid and levoxyl. I'm eating right and walking everday but i can't seem to lose weight.
Have no thyroid - can I produce more of my metabolism without more medications had thyroid cancer that went into the lymphs. Entire thyroid removed plus some lymph nodes. Taking levoxyl 112 mcg as a replacement. Can my body ever produce more of a metabo
I take 50 mg of levothyroxine but my weight creeping up and up even with diet and excercise. Do I need to take more dose to higher my metabolism ?
No: Your dose of thyroid medication should be adjusted based on your lab tests. Your weight may or may not be related to your thyroid level. To loose weight you will need to burn off more calories than you take in. Take a close look at your activity level and total calorie intake. A good start is to keep intake below 1500 calories ...Read more
Does 25mcg of levothyroxine raise one's metabolism? I'm taking it to treat my hypo (which it does). But i'm hoping it'll speed up weight loss? ?
I have a sluggish metabolism. I am hypothyroid. I am on levothyroxine at 112mg. Would a drink containing tamarind pulp be of benefit to me?
Less than a week: Depending on how underactive you are will determine how soon you will feel the effects of not taking your thyroid medication. It may be a week or it may be a month. It also depends upon how sensitive you are and how in tune you are to your body. ...Read more
Just statrted thyroxine levels were 7.71 made me feel like a zombie also taking citalopram would thid affect it?
No it: Would not. The thyroid replacement will take up to six weeks before it reaches a stable level. Make sure you're on brand name replacement as the generics are unreliable. I'm assuming the lab test you mentioned is a tsh, which should return to normal w/replacement. ...Read more
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