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Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Take synthroid (thyroxine) first

Once you have normalized your T4 and TSH with thyroid medication, then it is no harder or easier to lose weight than normal because your thyroid function will be normal.
Do not use diet pills.

In brief: Take synthroid (thyroxine) first

Once you have normalized your T4 and TSH with thyroid medication, then it is no harder or easier to lose weight than normal because your thyroid function will be normal.
Do not use diet pills.
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hypothyroid weight

Once you are on the correct dose of levothyroxine, your metabolic rate should be normal, and there should not be a problem with losing weight.
At least no more problem than anyone else. Available diet pills are not good. You are better off developing a healthy diet/exercise program.

In brief: Hypothyroid weight

Once you are on the correct dose of levothyroxine, your metabolic rate should be normal, and there should not be a problem with losing weight.
At least no more problem than anyone else. Available diet pills are not good. You are better off developing a healthy diet/exercise program.
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