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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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Is taking Synthroid with the ACE diet pill ok?

Is taking Synthroid with the ACE diet pill ok?

Talk to your doctor: The ace diet pills contain caffeine, and other drugs which give you a kick, like caffeine. Think of it like one of those "5 hr energy" drinks. Synthroid boosts your metabolism, and at high doses it does the same, but hopefully your synthroid dose is properly adjusted so that your thyroid is in balance. Do these ace pills put you at risk? Maybe. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Will diet pills affect my Synthroid medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But i take Synthroid for thyroid.

Will diet pills affect my Synthroid medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But i take Synthroid for thyroid.

No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one more product designed to take money from the overweight. ...Read more

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I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid. Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid. Is it okay for me to take diet pills?

No problem: Most thyroid cancers do well after surgery if nodes were neg. and age at surgery under 40. If all is well after surgery which removes a major part if not all of the thyroid, there is a tendency to have low levels of thyroxin requiring oral supplements and patients tend to put on wt. Taking diet pills may even be helpful if there was a significant wt. increase post surgery. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid?

Can you help? Could taking diet pills cause serious complications if taken with synthroid?

It may affect absorp: It may hinder the absoption of synthroid and you may not get the full dose of thyroid replacement as needed. So there is no absolute contraindication for taking diet pills and synthroid as long as thyroid functions are monitored regularly and dose adjustment made if needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a diet pill while on synthroid?

Is it safe to take a diet pill while on synthroid?

Yes.: The diet pill will be no more or less safe as long as your TSH is "normal". ...Read more

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Should I use diet pills?

Should I use diet pills?

Don't recommend: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

Starting: I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching tv-very typical. You change your location in the pm. Ideally, a fitness club. Other options get together with other weight-challenged friends and bring the kids --do an evening activity. "change your eating routine and location." a start. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best diet pills that actually work?

Please recommend the best diet pills that actually work?

Recommend: exercise and healthy food selections. I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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What are the best diet pills I can take?

What are the best diet pills I can take?

Weight loss: There are no "good" diet pills but Phentermine can be used safely in the initial phases of weight loss . 37.5 mg daily and you must see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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