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I'm hypothyroid, TSH is one finally but still struggling with getting weight off, advice appreciated?

I'm hypothyroid, TSH is one finally but still struggling with getting weight off, advice appreciated?

Total approach,,: If your TSH and T4 levels are ok now it's likely a total approach is best. That would include eating right with vegetables and fruits, and mild to moderate exercise like walking and light jogging. It might also help to join a support group of others with similar issues. It is also important to monitor your thyroid levels and meds in order for this approach to work. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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23M hypothyroid. TSH levels down to <0.01 now. Should I stop/reduce meds (Euthyrox 50mcg)? Also, did I become hyper from hypo? Please advise.

23M hypothyroid. TSH levels down to <0.01 now. Should I stop/reduce meds (Euthyrox 50mcg)? Also, did  I become hyper from hypo? Please advise.

Hypothyroid: Your very low TSH is the cause of your hypothyroidism and you must take thyroid hormone. Your doctor will decide your dose and check it regularly - about every three months. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with Hypothyroid (TSH- 3). Started Synthroid 88mcg. What if I'm overmedicated? Will that create any permanent damage?

Recently diagnosed with Hypothyroid (TSH- 3). Started Synthroid 88mcg. What if I'm overmedicated? Will that create any permanent damage?

Not Permanent: Newer info suggests TSH should be below 2 and in some cases below 1, though this is still controversial.Synthroid (T4) suppresses TSH but can be converted into usable T3 or reverse T3.Depending upon whether you're a good converter will determine the effect.Low body temp is a sign of subclinical hypothyroid.If you get jitters,anxiety, palpitations, etc. may=hyperthyroid:contact Dr. ASAP re: dose. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism Tsh 14.65, T4 0.59?

Hypothyroidism
Tsh 14.65, T4 0.59?

Yes hypothyroidism: These test results indicate hypothyroidism. depending on the clinical setting, this can be corrected with thyroid hormone replacement. however, since a minority of cases of hypothyroidism may regress spontaneously, a repeat blood test after 4 weeks or so is usually recommended before starting the thyroid pill. ...Read more

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Dx'd hypothyroid (TSH 28,negative antibodies) at 10y/o and on Levothyroxine since. Tested again and still neg antibodies. What could be cause of hypo?

Dx'd hypothyroid (TSH 28,negative antibodies) at 10y/o and on Levothyroxine since. Tested again and still neg antibodies. What could be cause of hypo?

Many possibilities: Hypothyroidism is very common but in most cases the cause isn't known. There are many possible causes.There are genetic tendencies and it's also related to iodine deficiencies and exposure to many environmental toxins including fluoride, BPA, pesticides, a diet high in goitrogenic foods etc. It is difficult to determine in an individual case. See http://tinyurl.com/p4p3fvj & my comment: ...Read more

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Just started Synthroid 100mcg (today is the 3rd day) for hypothyroidism, TSH was 10.85. Last night and tonight i'm very agitatated, is this expected?

Just started Synthroid 100mcg (today is the 3rd day) for hypothyroidism, TSH was 10.85. Last night and tonight i'm very agitatated, is this expected?

It can be......: You are taking this in the morning, right? If not, it is a morning medicine. Still, as you're adjusting to being "at the right speed" so to speak, it can make you feel agitated. Talk to your dr. About a short term medicine for sleep if you're having trouble. You may also want to ask your dr. If you can start with 50 mcg for a couple of weeks instead. ...Read more

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Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Have hypothyroidism tsh. Level is 2.08 and bloods showed ck level raised. What do I do?

Incomplete info: Your TSH is within normal limits. What was the actual level of ck? Why was this test done? Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What should I do to decrease my weight? i am detected with mild hypothyroidism. TSH level 4.8 (lab normal level 0.2-4.2). I am taking 12.5mg thyronorm

What should I do to decrease my weight? i am detected with mild hypothyroidism. TSH level 4.8 (lab normal level 0.2-4.2). I am taking 12.5mg thyronorm

Mild hypothyroidism: Your TSH was mildly high. I suspect your free T4 level is in the normal range. It is possible that even mild hypothyroidism could contribute to difficulty losing weight. You are on a very small dose of thyroid and will likely require a higher dose to correct the level. You need to decrease calories in your diet by decreasing starches, and increase exercise, in order to effectively lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more