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Low Thyroid And Weight Gain
Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?
Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue and weight gain. Blood work shows mild hypothyroidism (TSH slightly over 5) but no cold intolerance. Are my symptoms still related to thyroid?
Likely: The information you provided is consistent with thyroid deficiency and you should consult your doctor for replacement therapy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?
Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more
TSH 1.15 uIU/ml - T4 1.24 ng/dl but l've all symptoms of Hypothyroid: chronic fatigue, low temp (36°≥), severe constipation, easy weight gain, etc?
Hypothyroid sx: Is that a Free T4? A FT4 of 1.24 would be normal in most assays, as would a TSH of 1.15. If these tests are indeed normal, then your symptoms are not from hypothyroidism, which is too bad, since thyroid would be easy to treat. Best to talk to your doctor about what else this can be. ...Read more
Facial/chest hair, rapid weight gain.Tested for PCOS(neg) Thyroid test -low norm. What else could it be? Any tests I can ask for?Hairloss starting now
You need answers: B"sd There is no specific test for PCOS, "low normal" thyroid test can be anything from normal to hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. We endocrinologists are frequently challenged by cases. A careful, hormonal and metabolic evaluation is in order - there is a huge array of diagnostic testing to choose from - my best advice for you is to ask for an expert endocrinologist to guide you through the m ...Read more
I have low t3, (liothyronine) weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?
Pituitary / Thyroid: You should defiantly be checked out. It could be a benign pituitary mass. These tomors are rarely cancer but as the grow they can slowly compress the pituitary and throw off your hormones is numerous ways... See an endocrinologist who can check out your hormones and determine what's wrong. ...Read more
Thyroid removed high TSH low blood sugar high insulin major weight gain, extream fatigue heart takes off really fast I feel faint. Whats going on?
Can high anion gap be thyroid related? Also having weight gain, depression, fatigue, low grade fever & joint pain. Anion gap 20. Friend thinks thyroid?
Don't think there is: Any connection between the 2. See your pcp or an internist to be examined, tested so a DX could be made ; treatment started. ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroidism and with levothyroxine TSH went to 0.01 (t-4 is normal), but I'm still having severe constipation, dry skin, hair falling off, low body temp and pulse, very heavy period, weight gain etc. What should I do?
See a good doctor.: Your symptoms are not likely related to your thyroid. You need a better explanation for them. ...Read more
Avoid: This is just another money making diet program without any real benefit. It may help your wallet lose weight, but that's all. If you're hypothyroid you need to be on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. After that's done, it just eating less than you burn off in order to lose weight -- just as if you never had a thyroid problem. ...Read more
What should be the diet for a person suffering from hypothyroid? What foods to eat and what not to? Weight gain is happening...
Diet and hypothyroid: Hypothyroid patients should be on no special diet. Speak to your endocrinologist (e) and make sure you TSH is normal. If it is not, you may need more levothyroxine. If it is, ask your e for an assessment of your problem. You could also be gaining weight due to edema formation, and that could be independent of your thyroid function. Get help from your e. ...Read more
High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?
My recent TSH is 3.54. Have fatigue, lack of concentration but no weight gain. Can I still have hypothyroid? Also I might be vit d deficient.
I'm having hypothyroid problems but all my labs are normal. Fatigue, weight gain, headaches, dry skin, etc. Where do I go from here?
I've been having chills, need to always sleep, unexpected weight gain & joint pains. Is it possible I have hypothyroid? I have a family history of hyp
Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?
Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more
Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?
See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
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