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Has anyone experienced weight gain on Levoxyl? (synthroid)

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Old 08-06-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Post Has anyone experienced weight gain on Levoxyl? (synthroid)

hi - i just started on 50 mcg of levoxyl yesterday, and am concerned that this medication may make me gain even more weight. i have already put on 25-30 lbs. since january, which i cannot seem to lose. the fact that i might gain even more stubborn weight is really scary to me. has anyone had that experience on levoxyl?

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Old 08-06-2003, 06:01 AM   #2
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After going from 50 mcg to 88 mcg, I gained a few pounds. My own fault. I realized that I finally had an appetite again and was eating everything in sight. Had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't really hungry. I never thought about nibbling before I started treatment. I'd realize at 3 in the afternoon that I'd forgotten to eat lunch.

Old 08-06-2003, 07:47 AM   #3
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Trishki...I never really thought about it but I gained 5lbs the six weeks I was on Levoxyl. I hope I don't gain anymore....I don't need anymore extra weight on me.

Old 08-06-2003, 09:40 AM   #4
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As soon as I was put on Thyriod Medication I gain weight. I was on Levoxl for about 6 months and 3 of those month I gained 70 lbs.

Since Oct of 2000 I had gone from 210 - 283 as of 08/04/03

Sure is depressing.. but.. I have a feeling i am not done with this battle.. since I will soon be taking Hormone shots in the morning.

Old 08-06-2003, 10:18 AM   #5
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I've been on Levoxyl for 9 months now, no weight gain. I don't think weight gain is a side effect of the medication, but of the condition. You may not be on the right dose, or like the other post said, just getting your appetite back. You need to talk with your Dr, and find out why the weight gain. Being hypo will slow down your metabolism, but not all hypos gain weight. I was very hypo for 8 weeks waiting to be scanned, and I actually lost 4lbs. Crazy!! Good luck on getting well.

Old 08-07-2003, 09:06 PM   #6
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I thought that starting hypo thyroid meds like Levoxyl should only help to stabalize thyroid levels and if anything speed up the thyroid so that weight loss would be a result...I am starting to take it tomorrow but will not if I am going to gain more weight. How is weight gain even possible?

Old 08-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #7
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Weight gain was possible in my case because I was actually feeling hungry again. Before I started on meds, I had no appetite but would go on sugar binges. Now that I'm becoming adjusted, I'm finally starting to lose some weight.

Old 08-11-2003, 06:29 AM   #8
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When I started on Synthroid, I gained 10 - 15 pounds. For me, however, this was a good thing. I was 4'10" and only weighed 75 pounds (which I think is slightly underweight). My problem now is that I can't seem to get my muscles toned. Anybody have any suggestions for that? I gained the weight so fast, I couldn't control how it happened. Has anybody had any luck?

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