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Old 01-13-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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Weight Gain with Westhroid?

I'd like to know if anyone on Westhroid has had the feeling of continuous
hunger and weight gain eventhough thyroid levels are good.

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

That is a symptom of hyper thyroid----even if your levels are "good" you may be getting a bit too much for you (everyone is different). If it continues over time, you might have to smidgen your dose down a bit.

 
Old 01-13-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

Get some labs to see what your free T3 and free T4 levels are. This should tell you if you are over or under medicated.

 
Old 01-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

Javelina,

I asked that question for my daughter. She just had all the labs done
and her levels were good, she feels good. It's just that since she is
on the Westhroid (due to not being able to get Armour or Naturethroid)
that she is gaining weight and hungry all the time so we were thinking
it could be the Westhroid. Just wondered if anyone else noticed this
on the Westhroid.

Thanks for replying.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

Some people have complained about levothyroxine causing weight gain.


why would it do that?

 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

I have no idea, I'm operating under the impression that weight gain is a continuing hypo symptom Maybe not. Perhaps she should try Erfa Thyroid from Canada, it's a very good desiccated thyroid with no cellulose fillers and is very much like the old Armour. You can order it from online pharmacies with a US Dr's prescription.

 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

We don't know if it is that, but it's just since she is on the Westhroid
that she feels hungry all the time and has gained weight. That's why
we were wondering if anyone else on Westhroid had any of this going
on.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:36 AM   #8
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Re: Weight Gain with Westhroid?

I'm on westhroid but have only taken it for 7 weeks. My weight gain came from
the synthroid that I took before the westhroid and so far I haven't lost any but
the gaining stopped.

 
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