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Old 05-06-2002, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: Weight Loss

Hi KimberlyV,
I think trouble losing gained weight from being hypo is the usual case all too often.
My weight stabilized after gaining for all the years I was undiagnosed, so I am not gaining now. But it is practically impossible for me to lose weight because I can't do the ordinary exercise due an ankle and knee that can't endure any kind of repetitive stress.

I tried low-carbing, cutting way back on them, and nothing significant happened. I think I lost six pounds of possibly normal weight fluctuation. It didn't stay off. Right now my doctor is allowing me to have a higher thyroid dose, hoping to finally bring my pulse up. It is unusually low for the shape I am in.
My metabolism is extremely slow, I know, because my digestion is very slow.

So far, I like you, get depressed and give up. Right now I eat whatever I want and I still weigh the same, not gaining. I was skinny all my life before becoming hypo. It is depressing in itself! My thyroid levels have been upped repeatedly for two or more years.
It still is being upped.

I have to have estrogen replacement, and that is a weight problem itself.
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