The effects of thyroxine (Synthroid) overdose can be really bad, possibly even fatal. Synthroid, while it may help you lose weight, can also speed up your heart to a dangerous degree and even give you a stroke, or possibly encourage CANCER. I'd rather be fat and have the use of both sides of my body, thank you. Besides which, extreme overdoses of Synthroid can be FATAL. This is not something to play around with. Talk to your doctor about how you can lose weight SAFELY. Medical advice is (usually) a good thing.
Depo Provera is the devil in disguise.
Most of us here know all to well the feelings of desperation. Desperate to get back to who you were before TD. WE have all been to this point.
There is nothing I would like better than to get back down to a size 7, But right now It is not a priority. For me the priorities are feeling better physically. Being able to make it through a day without the severe fatigue and pains that come alone with TD.
TD is a disease that requires patients and time. Sometime this fact can be hard to swallow. Its hard to deal with everything all at one time.
If I were you I would take a deep breath, relax, and take things one step at a time. It can be done, but it takes awhile to get there. Start with feeling better on the inside. It will do wonders for the rest of you as a whole.
When my sister calls me the first question she used to ask was "are you Still fat?". She finally stopped asking that question when I told her I just didn't care about how much the scale said. What was important to me was feeling better on the inside, and getting rid of the depression caused by the disease.
These things are slowly getting better. As I progress though the healing process my weight is coming down slowly as well. The only thing so far that is taking the weight off is FELLING BETTER INSIDE. I get out and do more things. I am not at the point in time where I can Excercise just yet, But I feel like I am getting closer.
PLEASE don't bring yourself down about the weight issues. Get yourself better on the inside first. Let your body heal then worry about starting weight loss. YOU (who you are on the inside)is far more important than a few extra pounds.
Weight issues can be hard. Believe me I am no expert, but here are a couple things I read: that a patient split her prescribed dose and by that somehow she lost weight. The doctor does not know why, she does not know why, she was not dieting, but for some reason it worked. She said that she was on .075 levoxyl and broke that in half and took one half in the morning and one half before dinner for 23 days and she lost 9 pounds without changing a thing. Who knows? Maybe worth a try.
Also you may think about changing meds....like to Armour or levoxyl...for example. Some people just do better on one med than another. Do not take extrathyroid just to lose weight. You may actually need more, but you need to look at your labs as a guide and your other symptoms. Hope this helps.
Turning hyper on purpose is mad!!! Hyper aint any fun hun and can be fatal!!! My mother has been hypo for approx 25 yrs and she does weightwatchers and it works! Talk to your doctor before your rushed to him!
Just wanted to add that it's a good suggestion that maybe you try a different med. I started out on Synthroid and my numbers dropped dramatically. Switched to Levoxyl and that made a big difference. Different meds seem to work different on certain people.
I'm so sorry that this is not working for you. 2-3 years is a long time to be patient isn't it? Don't give up yet though.
Could part of the reason that you cannot lose weight be that you are not on an optimum dose of thyroid meds for your body? Can you post your latest lab results (with the ranges) and see if someone here can give you some guidance?
I was diagnosed a year ago, am finally at an optimum dose for about a month, and am starting to be able to lose a pound a week by using a low carb diet and exercising every day. Now that I am feeling good, I have better luck eating what I should (and less of it most days) and being able to do more exercise, and the weight is starting to go.
Post your labs and maybe we can give you some more ideas.