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Can I lose weight on 150 mcg thyroxine?

Can I lose weight on 150 mcg thyroxine?

Depends: If you are hypothyroid, have gained weight related to hypothyroidism, and then take thyroid hormone to correct your level back to normal, you would likely lose weight. If your thyroid level is normal and you try taking thyroid hormone to lose weight, it will not work, and will likely make you gain weight, as thyroid hormone increases appetite. ...Read more

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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 Synthroid (thyroxine) help you lose weight? Any answers appreciated!

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) help you lose weight? Any answers appreciated!

Weight loss.......: No. Thyroid supplements are not a useful way to loose weight. They were once used for this hoping it would increase calorie burning but the adverse effects of such doses is makes this unwise to do. Even when found to have an under active thyroid, hormone replacement will not make that weight disappear. Only reducing caloric intake below your calorie expenditure will cause you to loose eight. ...Read more

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What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?

What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?

Doesn't work: If your thyroid function is normal, taking thyroid hormone will not help you lose weight. You would need to take toxic doses to raise your metabolism high enough to lose weight, and will lose more muscle than fat. In addition, high thyroid levels make you more hungry, so many people will gain weight rather than lose. There is no "easy" solution to lose weight. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more

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L am 48, 1;m 145 lbs. I, m 5' 2" tall I have hipotiro. And drink Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mg how to lose weight?

L am 48, 1;m 145 lbs. I, m 5' 2" tall I have hipotiro. And drink Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mg how to lose weight?

Nutrition & exercise: Proper nutrition & regular exercise are key to losing & maintaining weight. Optimal thyroid function helps, too, so make sure your TSH is right for you (lots of debate over normal vs optimal). Check out http://nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/ to calculate your body mass index. Normal is <25 or less than 137# for 62". However, remember that body fat composition is more important than weight, especially if fat. ...Read more

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Does taking cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help lose weight?

Does taking cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help lose weight?

Thyroid weight loss: Thyroid hormones should never be used for weight loss. They may increase your metabolic rate, but will also increase appetite. And there is a large potential for side effects. Beside making you feel nervous, jittery, sweaty, they accelerate your heart to the point of serious problems and can cause mental health problems. ...Read more

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Would Synthroid (thyroxine) help me lose weight if used to lower my TSH number?

Would Synthroid (thyroxine) help me lose weight if used to lower my TSH number?

Yes: If your hypothyroid correcting the hypothyroidism will increase your BMR which will help you lose weight. However the use of thyroid hormone just to lose weight should be considered unhealthy and dangerous. ...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 hashimotos and can't seem to lose weight. I am on synthroid (thyroxine). I tried diet. Exercise. Everything! Nothing works. I lose 5 pounds that's it. Help?!

I have hashimotos and can't seem to lose weight. I am on synthroid (thyroxine). I tried diet. Exercise. Everything! Nothing works. I lose 5 pounds that's it. Help?!

If you are: Biochemically euthyroid (meaning your blood work shows normal thyroid levels), you should calculate your basal energy expenditure (bee) and subtract 500kcal from that number to have a goal number of calories to eat per day. If that does not work, you could also discuss with your doctor the possibility of converting to t4/t3 combination replacement. ...Read more

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I have been on Synthroid (thyroxine) for 20 years I am up to 112 I took the nucleous medison 20 years ago I can't lose weight I weight 197lbs iwalk 5days a week?

I have been on Synthroid (thyroxine) for 20 years I am up to 112 I took the nucleous medison 20 years ago I can't lose weight I weight 197lbs iwalk 5days a week?

Rule out hashimoto's: Good chance you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, autoimmune disorder, closely related to gluten sensitivity. 1st get a blood test for thyroperoxidase antibodies, then off gluten, on vit. D 10000 u./day. Seek help from holistic md, preferably functional medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Iam a hypothyroid patient and had a gastric sleeve would I lose weight (tsh is 5) and iam on 200 thyroxine?

Iam a hypothyroid patient and had a gastric sleeve would I lose weight (tsh is 5) and iam on 200 thyroxine?

Weight loss How 2?: 21 F asks would a gastric sleeve help me lose weight? I am on thyroid. The secret to controlling your body weight to where you want it is very simple in concept but difficult in execution. You are in control. Recommend you get the app FitnessPal and enter your calories in/out. This will tell u what u must do to get to goal. Keep us posted. Expect wt to go down as soon as in is less than out. ...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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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) make you lose weight? I had my thyroid removed 6 months ago.

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) make you lose weight? I had my thyroid removed 6 months ago.

Not if levels normal: If your thyroid hormone levels were normal prior to surgery and have been kept normal on synthroid, (thyroxine) then no, it will not cause weight loss. If you had your thyroid out for thyroid cancer and they are keeping your thyroid hormone levels high, then yes. ...Read more

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Had partial thyroidectomy in '96. Since 2002 have continued to lose weight. Diagnosed with hypo, but I have all symptoms of hyper tried Synthroid but it sped up the weight loss and I never stop losing, adds to my severe insomnia. Once I stopped taking syn

Had partial thyroidectomy in '96. Since 2002 have continued to lose weight. Diagnosed with hypo, but I have all symptoms of hyper tried Synthroid but it sped up the weight loss and I never stop losing, adds to my severe insomnia. Once I stopped taking syn

It: It sounds like you have had a very complicated course since your thyroidectomy. Your symptoms really concern me (high cholesterol, anxiety, rapid pulse), and I would suggest that you should have a complete endocrinology evaluation, but you may also have other issues going on. You can't be both hypo- and hyper-thyroid, but there could be co-existing conditions. Please notify your doctor and have a complete evaluation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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If my TSH is on the high end, but in normal range, like 4.1 would Synthroid (thyroxine) help me lose weight?

TSH: Probably. The TSH test itself is not one of the best tests out there. There is a lot of inter-patient variability as well as intra-patient variability. I follow a patient's symptoms. Certainly, if the TSH is greater than 2.5, under active thyroid needs to be considered and one may benefit significantly in losing weight by being on thyroid medications. It depends if you are having symptoms... ...Read more

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Do you know of anyone having an eating disorder and taken cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help them lose weight?

Do you know of anyone having an eating disorder and taken cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help them lose weight?

Not really: Those drugs are only appropriate in the treatment of, hypothyroidism. Use of, them to lose weight is both unhealthy and probably ineffective. ...Read more

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I am taking metformin850mg for diebetes and levimir 4 units also take Synthroid (thyroxine) is it safe to take phentermime (fastin) to help lose weight?

I am taking metformin850mg for diebetes and levimir 4 units also take Synthroid (thyroxine) is it safe to take phentermime (fastin) to help lose weight?

Usually okay: Phentermine is safe as long as your thyroid and blood glucoses are stable and you don't have other contraindications like heart disease. Weight loss change change the requirements of other medications like Insulin and synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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My TSH is. 913, T4 Free id 1.95 and T4 is 14.6. I take. 88 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Sluggish and can't lose weight. 53 year-old male. Is. 88 right?

My TSH is. 913, T4 Free id 1.95 and T4 is 14.6. I take. 88 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Sluggish and can't lose weight. 53 year-old male. Is. 88 right?

Possibly not: If your lab tests are accurate and reported in the usually accepted units, 0.88 mg of Synthroid (thyroxine) might actually be too much. Your free T4 and T4 are both slightly high and your TSH is almost over-suppressed suggesting that you may be getting too much Synthroid (thyroxine). This is certainly not consistent with your symptoms of sluggishness. This needs review with your treating physician/Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned? Treated for pap thyroid ca 2 mos ago, started synthroid (thyroxine). Always have had issues with trying to lose weight now easy to lose...

Synthroid (thyroxine) dose: After thyroid ca, the synthroid (thyroxine) dose is adjusted to suppress pituitary TSH (which stimulates thyroid ca). It may make you a little hyperthyroid, although it should not make you hyperthyroid to the point of tremor, nervousness, palpitations, etc. If your ft4 is normal, and you otherwise feel well, then the weight loss may be a welcome side effect. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

If: If your thyroid levels are well controlled on your current dosage, you are like a normal person. The only concern would be if the absorption of the thyroid were affected by the fiber; that's not an issue if you take your thyroid pill on an empty stomach. There are no easy answers to losing weight. I have not heard of shinny fiber. Lowering calories and increasing activity are the keys to weight loss. There are a few other guidelines. Visit the link below and look at the posts on weight control. ...Read more

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