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If i take medicine for overactive thyroid, will i gain weight?

If i take medicine for overactive thyroid, will i gain weight?

Not necessarily: You will return to normal physiology once you stop burning off extra calories. Once your thyroid is normalized, it will be like anyone else with a balance of what you take in and what you burn off. Many people, however, learn to eat more when their thyroid is overactive and need to "unlearn" their overeating when the thyroid is normalized. You body won't do it for you. ...Read more

Thyroid (Definition)

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


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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

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

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What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more

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I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

Water & diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Water/diet pills are not the answer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight if I have hypothyroidism and start taking medication?

Is it safe to lose weight if I have hypothyroidism and start taking medication?

Yes: 1st make sure all levels are followed:tsh, t4, &t3 (liothyronine)! too many docs are omitting t3 (liothyronine).This is the active hormone!i taking meds for this is essential to losing weight. Eat right, drink water, and exercise and with treatment your condition will not get in the way. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight with Lipozene if i take synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is it possible for me to lose weight with Lipozene if i take synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

Hyperthyroidism: you must seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise you can have much more complications than you think including atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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How can I lose weight when I have no thyroid and have to take levothyroxine?

How can I lose weight when I have no thyroid and have to take levothyroxine?

Diet and Thyroid: Once your thyroid level s normal on levothyroxine then the thyroid has nothing else to stand in the way of good dietary choices and exercise. Do not use the thyroid as an excuse for obesity! ...Read more

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Will i be able to lose weight now that I am taking thyroid meds?

Will i be able to lose weight now that I am taking thyroid meds?

No effect: Taking thyroid pills, at the right dose to make your thyroid blood levels normal, will not affect your ability to lose weight. If you were previously hypothyroid, taking thyroid pills may make it easier to lose weight. But you still have to pay careful attention to your food intake and physical activity. ...Read more

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Can i gain weight if i take weigh protein?

Can i gain weight if i take weigh protein?

Whey protein: Yes, you can, but needs to be used in context of a deliberate program -- weight training, 30-35 calories per kg per day, from healthy fruit, veggies, whole grains, eggs, fish, poultry, nuts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroidism and on 75 mg eltroxin. will I lose weight?

What to do if I have hypothyroidism and on 75 mg eltroxin. will I lose weight?

Not a clue: Hi. Not a one of us out here in internet-land knows what your stable thyroid function on 0.075 mg is/will be. Ergo, NO ONE can say if you will lose weight. Hypothyroidism is a player in weight gain, but a modest one at most, so don't expect a big effect. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garcinia cambogia if I have hypothyroidism? I do take my levothyroxine 50mg every morning on an empty stomach. Need to lose some lbs!

Why: Why are you taking the supplement, as the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't put things in your body when you don't know what they are, what they will do, or any potential harm they could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Make sure you're on brand name replacement and at the correct dose. ...Read more

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My doc gave megace (megestrol) to treat endo cancer it makes gain lbs i have IUD also.i dont need or want to gain weight.can i take medicine to help lose lbs?

My doc gave megace (megestrol) to treat endo cancer it makes gain lbs i have IUD also.i dont need or want to gain weight.can i take medicine to help lose lbs?

Discuss with doctor.: MEGACE (megestrol) is indicated for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or an unexplained, significant weight loss in patients. Discuss with your doctor and make sure you are on the same page with the goals of care. ...Read more

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Will i gain weight if i take iron supplements ?

Will i gain weight if i take iron supplements ?

No: No taking iron supplement will not make you gain weight. ...Read more