It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

Weight loss with hypothyroid?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Location: california
Posts: 5
primabellarina HB User
Question Weight loss with hypothyroid?


I am new to these boards, pretty much new to thyroid boards in particular. However, I am not new to being hypo. I was diagnosed in December 2004. My doctor originally had my TSH at a 3.6, then I got a new doctor (in February 2006) who lowered it to 1.8, as of my test on April 20. He has increased my dosage to try to get it closer to 1. So, I have been on Synthroid this whole time. I started on 100, went to 125 in February, and am now on 150. I am feeling better and working out. Here is my dilema:

I need to lose the weight I gained which is about 60 pounds. For the past 3 weeks, I have been exercising everyday 30-60 minutes on the elliptical and trying to keep calories at about 1200. Although I feel better and "tighter," I have not noticed any change in clothes or the scale.

One other message board that I was reading had horrible luck with losing weight. This depressed me horribly instead of being encouraging. I am wondering, has anyone here had weight lose success and if so, what did you have to do to start seeing a change?

I am sorry for rambling, but am trying to give some background info.

(By the way, I am 28 if that matters)

Last edited by primabellarina; 05-02-2006 at 02:11 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-02-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 234
appleofearth HB User
Re: Weight loss with hypothyroid?

Hey Cris, welcome!

As far as I understand, you will continue to have problems with losing weight until the damage that was done to your body while you were hypothyroid is repaired... this can take a year or so to mend after you reach the correct dose for you... Although you're feeling better your body is fixing all the stuff that was wrong while you were feeling ill...

I'm in the same situation, exercise loads and eat properly most of the time but my weight keeps on going up - I'm just holding onto the knowledge that it'll go eventually if I stick to my healthy lifestyle. There's a book out there called The Thyroid Diet, don't remember the author's name but the title should be enough - that has loads of suggestions of foods that are good for ppl with thyroid probs.

Good luck!


Old 05-02-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,931
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: Weight loss with hypothyroid?

Did you see this thread, just started the other day...

Old 05-02-2006, 08:41 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 92
Re: Weight loss with hypothyroid?

What I would like to ask, is along with the weight gain does anyone else notice that your skin is kind of gray looking and very itchy? Before all this started I used to have decent skin - no breakouts. This may sound silly but it almost looks like your skin is too thick. I guess its from the excess water you hold with a thyroid problem, or maybe its just all in my mind.

Old 05-03-2006, 03:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 234
appleofearth HB User
Re: Weight loss with hypothyroid?

Originally Posted by midwest1
Did you see this thread, just started the other day...
ooo no i didn't! I'd never have time to read all the threads on here so I just open up the ones that look directly relevant to me - rarely go into ones about hashi's specifically because I don't have it so don't feel that I could be that much help...
will look now!

Old 05-03-2006, 08:27 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,772
elmhar HB Userelmhar HB User
Re: Weight loss with hypothyroid?

Dr John Lowe finds his hypoT patients have a hard time losing weight on T4 alone, and that some people even gain weight on T4. Adding T3, Cytomel or Armour, seems to be a better bet for weight loss.

Best wishes.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Start weight loss meds or find new doc? fine406 Weight Loss 3 09-15-2009 10:12 AM
Weight Gain/loss With Thyroid Disorder csrowe722 Thyroid Disorders 15 07-11-2009 02:46 AM
Hypothyroidism and weight loss tinamarie0914 Thyroid Disorders 15 09-28-2006 03:59 PM
Help me with my Weight Loss with Hypo: Newbie pink&blue4ever Thyroid Disorders 11 07-23-2006 11:24 AM
weight loss w/programs (ww, ns etc.),anyone? gnp Thyroid Disorders 15 06-21-2006 02:50 PM
Fat Flush! I'm obssessing about the weight again ainfante Menopause 21 02-05-2006 11:59 PM
weight loss from hypothyroid drug?? wwugirl Thyroid Disorders 5 05-19-2005 01:41 AM
low cortisol levels and weight gain?? KBT's mom Addison's Disease 1 12-08-2004 03:35 PM
Synthroid & Weight Loss airam Thyroid Disorders 3 03-31-2004 04:12 AM
Weight Loss, the real scoop. audreyjudith Thyroid Disorders 30 01-19-2004 06:18 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:05 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!