Have underactive thyroid. Eating healthier, more active. On levothyroxine. Why am I not losing weight. Only my hair!

See your Doctor, as. You might need to be investigated. Maybe your levothyroxine dose might need to be increased. Or might have something else going on. He/she should be able to answer all your concerns. Good luck.

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I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.

TSH level. The proper dose of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is determined by the TSH level on blood testing. Your md determines what that dose should be after the TSH results are known. If your TSH level is still too high(normal=0.5 to 5)you may need more than 50mcg of Levoxyl (thyroxine) per day. Read more...

I have underactive thyroid and am on levothyroxine 225mcg for at least four years now and my hormones are normal But I still feel tired all the time?

Another problem. Then your fatigue in not in any way related to your Thyroid. Read more...
Fatigue. There are a number of possible reasons people can be tired all the time & sometimes it's a combination of factors. Fatigue from poor sleep or underlying sleep disorder (eg obstructive sleep apnea) can cause fatigue that can take several weeks to recover from once corrected. Fatigue is very common in depression. Anemia from poor nutrition or from menses causes fatigue. A primary care doc can help. Read more...

Underactive thyroid, levothyroxine cause cancer if taking for a long time?

Synthroid (thyroxine) & Cancer . Levothyroxine has been around for a long time and been given to millions and millions of patients, some of whom have lost their thyroids to cancer, and others who take it, like you, for hypo function. A few, isolated studies (one from israel is often cited) have purported to show a breast cancer link, while other studies have shown just the opposite. There are no definitive studies that show risk. Read more...
No. Taking levothyroxine does not cause cancer, however people with autoimmune thyroid disease are at slightly higher risk of thyroid cancer. Thyroid nodules, if present, should be watched closely. Read more...

I am having underactive thyroid function & I am on thyroxine medication but I am struggling to lose weight. Is there any fast acting detox program?

Consider T3, (liothyronine) No but. Many people find that thyroxine does not adequately treat their hypothyroidism and benefit from t3 (liothyronine) or natural thyroid- see http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 ; http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a it is impossible to clear years of toxin accumulation overnite- it's a long process. For great info on a detox program see http://www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=1558 it's best to lose slow ; steady- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. Read more...

How can I have an underactive thyroid and still be losing weight constantly?

Many possible reason. Weight loss can be caused by many things and you need further evaluation. Also if you are receiving treatment for your under active thyroid the dose may need to be adjusted. Read more...

Does an underactive thyroid really prevent you from losing weight?

If your. Thyroid is underactive you will not burn up calories at a normal rate, and it is difficult to lose weight even with diet and exercise. Getting on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and restoring your thyroid levels to normal will return your weight loss ability to normal as well. You'll still need to eat less and exercise more, however. Read more...