Top 20 Doctor insights on: Levothyroxine dosage for weight loss

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If I lose weight (through dieting), should I visit my doctor to decrease levothyroxine? At how much weight loss should my dosage change?

If I lose weight (through dieting), should I visit my doctor to decrease levothyroxine? At how much weight loss should my dosage change?

Perhaps: If you lose enough weight your dose may need to be decreased. The only way to tell is to have your levels checked. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

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


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Can you use levothyroxine for weight loss?

Can you use levothyroxine for weight loss?

Yes: You can boost metabolism but will cause fast heartbeat or irregular heartbeat so need supervision by a doctor (need to be prescribed by a doctor). ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine 25mcg cause weight loss?

Does levothyroxine 25mcg cause weight loss?

BRAND NAME: Thyroid hormone in the correct dose can normalize your thyroid levels and allow you to lose weight through diet and exercise. It does not cause weight loss all by itself, it just gets you back to normal metabolism. ...Read more

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If I double my dosage of levothyroxine, would I lose weight?

If I double my dosage of levothyroxine, would I lose weight?

Not a good idea: A high dose of thyroid will increase your metabolic rate, but also your appetite. Will also raise your heart rate, give palpitations, stress your heart, make you hot all the time, anxious, and much more. In the medical field, this would be a clear misuse of the medication. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight if I'm hypothyroid? Is there any medicine that's safe to take with levothyroxine for weight loss?

How can I loose weight if I'm hypothyroid? Is there any medicine that's safe to take with levothyroxine for weight loss?

Weight and thyroid: Hi. Assuming your hypothyroidism is treated, it's not the cause or a factor in your overweight/obesity. The 4 prescription drugs that are FDA-approved for chronic treatment for weight loss can all be used with treated hypothyroidism: Qsymia, Belviq, (lorcaserin) Contrive, and (when it becomes available), Saxenda. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Talk with a doctor to see if weight loss drugs are indicated ...Read more

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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? ?

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? ?

Not exactly: 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a rather small dose. To expect that to raise your metabolism is not realistic. But then the dose you need depends on how hypothyroid you are. You just do not take the medication to raise metabolism if you are not hypothyroid. ...Read more

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I'm 51 yrs old female & take levothyroxine for over 10 years and Estradiol for 3 years. For weight loss, is it safe for me to consume Herbalife shakes?

I'm 51 yrs old female & take levothyroxine for over 10 years and Estradiol for 3 years. For weight loss, is it safe for me to consume Herbalife shakes?

Wt loss Herbalife: This is a OTC product which is not controlled and better to do the best diet which I have used since it came out. DASH Diet: EXACT book you want (paperback). ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6-8.
Avail as ebook. Read it for the science of how it works & how it was tested. Set calories <500 than they recommend & weight will roll off. My record patient so far lost 70 lbs. Get app fitness pal to track calories. ...Read more

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How long does it take for daily 25 mg/levothyroxine intake to leave your system after ceasing intake? Have hashimoto's disease and experience extreme weight loss etc. This was the second incident that occurred after going on and then going back on the med

Possible other issue: 25 mcg levothyroxine is a very small dose. It would be very unlikely that this dose would cause high thyroid levels and excessive weight loss. However, people with hashimoto's can sometimes experience temporary high thyroid levels because of increased inflammation of the thyroid (hashitoxicosis). ...Read more

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Weight loss plateau, Have hypothyroid, 137mcg levothyroxine, lost 120 so far. Suggestions to get it moving again? Record daily calories, workout daily

Weight loss plateau, Have hypothyroid, 137mcg levothyroxine, lost 120 so far. Suggestions to get it moving again? Record daily calories, workout daily

What is your bmi?: What's your BMI now? If it's near normal then it's ok to plateau. If not sometimes you are TOO calories restrictive. Sometimes it's food content. Try to vary or harden your exercise routine. ...Read more

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I'm on levothyroxine 50mcg working out strict eating regime & not losing a lb. Is it safe to take a thyroid supplement weight loss pill?

I'm on levothyroxine 50mcg working out strict eating regime & not losing a lb. Is it safe to take a thyroid supplement weight loss pill?

What pill?: I'm not sure what type of pill you mean- one that claims to stimulate the thyroid? That's ok but you prob. Need more levothyroxine ;/or to add t3 (liothyronine). 50 mcg is a small dose. Your doc probably thinks its enough because your TSH is ok. Check free t3 (liothyronine)- I like my patients to be in upper half of normal range.
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Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi. All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi. All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Paradoxical: Generally one gains weight with hypothyroidism and usually loses that weight gain with treatment with levothyroxine. As long as your TSH is in normal range and your appetite and food intake are normal for you, your current weight should be stable. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril, fenofibrate, and levothyroxine once daily. I want to try garcinia cambogia for weight loss. Are there any interactions with my meds?

I take lisinopril, fenofibrate, and levothyroxine once daily. I want to try garcinia cambogia for weight loss. Are there any interactions with my meds?

It should be fine: Taking ur diet pill along with ur meds. Garcinia is essentially tamarind, a natural fruit which is free from additives and chemicals. (be sure that ur blood pressure is controlled when u take it because some diet pills may contain caffeine and can raise the BP further).Follow up with ur pcp. Take care! Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/garcinia-cambogia-hca. ...Read more

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Struggling with weight loss. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism 4 months ago. On liothyronine sod 5 mcg & levothyroxine 75 mcg. I'm eating healthy. Help?

Struggling with weight loss. Diagnosed with hypothyroidism 4 months ago. On liothyronine sod 5 mcg & levothyroxine 75 mcg. I'm eating healthy. Help?

To get help: You must give us specifics or the advice will be generic. Please keep a food diary for one week and then let us know how many calories and what type of calories you consume. And include your exercise diary with length of exercise and your heart rate during exercise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue my dose of levothyroxine and begin taking Garcinia Cambogia to lose weight?

Is it safe to continue my dose of levothyroxine and begin taking Garcinia Cambogia to lose weight?

It is probably safe: ...but it may not be very effective. Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit, the Malabar tamarind. It is touted to block fat metabolism and may naturally raise serotonin making you feel less hungry. I doubt it has any special negative effects in those taking thyroid supplements. But it's actual weight loss results aren't impressive. I would probably save my money. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Levothyroxin ovrdose: Yes it will, but it can also make you sick. It can cause palpitation, pounding heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cramps, diarrhea, and seizures
so take it in prescribed dose and under medical supervision. ...Read more

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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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I am takin Levothyroxine, Byetta 5mcg, &Metformin. I havnt been able to lose weight. Do these rx's cancel out each other???

I am takin Levothyroxine, Byetta 5mcg, &Metformin. I havnt been able to lose weight. Do these rx's cancel out each other???

Misinformed?: You are using medications to treat medical conditions. They are not designed to be weight loss medications and you cannot possibly rely on them to be such. Let them do their job and you do your job of eating less, eating more proteins than carbohydrates and getting daily exercise. ...Read more

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I'm taking levothyroxine sodium 125 mcg per day, what supplement can I take to lose weight? I eat healty & exer. I weight 194.Im 47yr. Old,

I'm taking levothyroxine sodium 125 mcg per day, what supplement can I take to lose weight? I eat healty & exer. I weight 194.Im 47yr. Old,

No easy answer: As long as your thyroid level is normal, this is not the reason for your weight problem. Although supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry, there are very few if any legitimate studies that show that they work. You should get a full examination to make sure there are no other reasons for your weight problem, after that it comes down to the basic reality of fewer calories in, more exercise. ...Read more

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I m 79 kg height 162 CM female. I'm taking levothyroxine. I'm physically active do cardio and 5km walk. I m losing my inches bt unable to lose weight?

I m 79 kg height 162 CM female. I'm taking levothyroxine. I'm physically active do cardio and 5km walk. I m losing my inches bt unable to lose weight?

Hypothyroid?: I am assuming you need the levothyroxine because you are hypothyroid, otherwise that is pretty dangerous. Being physically active alone does not mean you will lose weight. You have to also reduce the number of calories consumed. There are many calculators online as well as fitness apps that can help you out. But remember it isn't the weight that matters its how much of that is fat vs muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more