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What thyroid medication can I take to lose weight? I already follow a good diet and exercise but still find it hard to lose
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Chk thryroid first
First u need to be checked to see if your thyroid is abnormal- bc if it is normal, taking thyroid med is not an option and can cause serious harm to yor health.
Pla avoid otc thyroid supplements- can be harmful. Just have it checked, and if normal, ask your dr if they think u need screening for obstructive sleep apnea- untreated osa makes it hard to lose weight too.

In brief: Chk thryroid first
First u need to be checked to see if your thyroid is abnormal- bc if it is normal, taking thyroid med is not an option and can cause serious harm to yor health.
Pla avoid otc thyroid supplements- can be harmful. Just have it checked, and if normal, ask your dr if they think u need screening for obstructive sleep apnea- untreated osa makes it hard to lose weight too.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not weight loss aid
Thyroid hormone replacement should only be taken by people who have a truly under active thyroid gland.
Otherwise, complications related to an over active thyroid can occur. Studies show that adding thyroid replacement medication as a weight loss aid doesn't work.

In brief: Not weight loss aid
Thyroid hormone replacement should only be taken by people who have a truly under active thyroid gland.
Otherwise, complications related to an over active thyroid can occur. Studies show that adding thyroid replacement medication as a weight loss aid doesn't work.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
Thyroid medication should only be for those who either have an overactive or underactive thyroid.
If patient have symptoms of this problem a lab test called TSH can lead to answers. A primary care md or endocrinologist can help. For my patients i dont recommend thyroid medication for weight loss issues unless they happen to have an underactive thyroid (by lab test) and in which case it can help.

In brief: None
Thyroid medication should only be for those who either have an overactive or underactive thyroid.
If patient have symptoms of this problem a lab test called TSH can lead to answers. A primary care md or endocrinologist can help. For my patients i dont recommend thyroid medication for weight loss issues unless they happen to have an underactive thyroid (by lab test) and in which case it can help.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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