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Old 07-22-2006, 06:21 AM   #1
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Weight and hypo

Does everyone with hypothyroid gain weight? And will taking Levoxyl make you lose at all?? Or gain??

 
Old 07-22-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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Re: Weight and hypo

Hi

It is my understanding that not all people who are Hypo gain weight, some don't but a majority do.

With the medications, it depends on the individual whether it works for them or not. Certain medications work for some but not others, you have to try and see what works for you.

Hope this helps

 
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: Weight and hypo

i didnt have a problem with my weight until i started on levothyroxine, but now I am well I can see that I was probably just too exhausted to eat and thats why i didnt gain.

I gained 30lb in 7 weeks though when I first started on thyroid meds, my appetite was one of the first things to return. 1 yr later I am back to the weight I was before taking them. I am not yet a beach babe, still more like a beach ball lol but I do feel happier with my size and shape

You wont lose weight overnight, but with a healthy diet and as the body heals increasing exercise then, there is no reason for hypoT sufferers not to shed those extra pounds.
be kind to yourself, and be patient you didnt get sick overnight and thyroid meds are not like taking an aspirin for a headache.
best wishes daisy xxxx

 
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