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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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8yr/o 79pds 49in gained 24pds in 16months Her thyroid is ok so what else can cause this much weight gain? What other test can be done

8yr/o 79pds 49in gained 24pds in 16months Her thyroid is ok so what else can cause this much weight gain? What other test can be done

Diet and exercise: Hi. Children need daily physical activity and a healthy, portion-appropriate diet throughout childhood and throughout life. I'm not saying not to test for any relevant medical condition, but don't rule out lifestyle as the cause either, as it is probably the most likely. Good luck and live healthily! ...Read more

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Muscle pain in legs, weight gain, abdominal pain, dehydration, and can't sleep? I'm Vegan and excercise one hour a day.

Muscle pain in legs, weight gain, abdominal pain, dehydration, and can't sleep? I'm Vegan and excercise one hour a day.

Many reasons perhaps: Your symptoms could be due to a variety of causes; I suspect the pain in your legs is directly related to your "dehydration." Your problems could indicate a thyroid problem (weight gain, pain in muscles) Without a face to face encounter . it would be hard to determine your problem. See your friendly doctor and explain your symptoms and go from there. Happy healing. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight gain, unusual bloating in abdominal region, oncoming acne and fatigue. What are most common explanations? Not pregnant and not the pill

Unexplained weight gain, unusual bloating in abdominal region, oncoming acne and fatigue. What are most common explanations? Not pregnant and not the pill

Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods ; drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more

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I am having sudden large amount of weight gain, i am taking the same meds for years, tested thyroid not an issue, what could be the cause, eating same as usual, the wieght is evenly around my body?

Activity?: Is your activity different? Which medications are you on? Hormones can define tell cause a cage in weigjt, and not just thyroid but also cortisol and others. I would get a complete physical, ask your doctor about testing other hormones, and consider a visit to nutrionist for complete review of diet and energy expenditure. ...Read more

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What can cause unexpected weight gain? I got my thyroids checked and there normal

What can cause unexpected weight gain? I got my thyroids checked and there normal

Out of balance?: Have you picked up a new habit - or even a new traffic pattern that takes you by a coffee shop regularly? A scone can be almost 500 calories - enough to make you gain a pound a week (52 in a year)! are you taking a new medication? There are several that contribute to weight gain. Are you simply less active than normal? Are you depressed? Talk to your doctor; you'll figure it out! good luck. Lg. ...Read more

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Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Yes: Not all thyroid problems present with significant weight gain or loss. If you are worried about thyroid problems you should review this concern with your primary care doctor so that he/she can consider thyroid hormone testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout  adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more