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Old 09-01-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Im a 22 year old male and I suffer from hypothyroidism, I need to take 125mcg of thyroxine every morning. Can any tell me if suffering from this condition do you gain weight more easily and find it harder to lose? Ive suffered from the condition from the age of 17 but recently Ive just piled on loads of weihgt and cant lose it. I have a reasonably healthy lifestyle, I eat healthy and work out in the gym 2-4 times a week.
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If the hypoT is optimally treated, weight shouldn't need to be much differently managed than it would be for the same person who isn't hypoT. If you aren't having other thyroid-related symptoms, the weight issue is unlikely to be stemming from your thyroid.

I remember how my son's body changed from the age of 17 to 22. It became bulkier and more muscular, of course heavier, but not necessarily any fatter. Are you sure that the changes you're seeing aren't simply from the normal maturation process that's fueled by testosterone?

 
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If the hypoT is optimally treated, weight shouldn't need to be much differently managed than it would be for the same person who isn't hypoT. If you aren't having other thyroid-related symptoms, the weight issue is unlikely to be stemming from your thyroid.

I remember how my son's body changed from the age of 17 to 22. It became bulkier and more muscular, of course heavier, but not necessarily any fatter. Are you sure that the changes you're seeing aren't simply from the normal maturation process that's fueled by testosterone?
This is def not muscle, ive grown a huge stomach and gone up waistsize, whilst going to the gym 2-3 times a week, where a run just over 2 miles and cycle, so 40 mins of cv, then I use the wieghts. All thwe time where im eating fruit for breakfast and oatibix for lunch. I just cant seem to stop gaining weight. Any advice any1?

 
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OK then... You should have your thyroid levels checked. NOT just TSH, but free T4 and free T3 as well. If either of the latter two is below the mid-point of the reference range, you need more thyroxine. Most MDs dose by TSH alone, and they believe any place within the range is "normal"; it isn't always. Make sure the actual thyroid hormones get measured.

 
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