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

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Dr. Melissa Young
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Melissa Young
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In brief: Maybe

If you have put on weight because you don't have enough thyroid hormone, then you should lose it once you replace the thyroid with synthroid (thyroxine).

In brief: Maybe

If you have put on weight because you don't have enough thyroid hormone, then you should lose it once you replace the thyroid with synthroid (thyroxine).
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