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If the endo won't treat you based on that, there are many others who will.

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I know...but I think he is the only Endo in my insurance group....but if I have to pay out of pocket, I will. ;)

Is there a differerence between TPO and anti-TPO?

Also....if he puts me on Synthroid or something else, will I gain weight? I am so worried, I have worked so hard to lose this weight and maintain it.
[quote]I know...but I think he is the only Endo in my insurance group....but if I have to pay out of pocket, I will.
Some of us have had to do that; but again, I feel sure you won't have to.
[quote]Is there a differerence between TPO and anti-TPO?
I think I used the wrong term. The correct name is anti-TPO antibodies.
[quote]Also....if he puts me on Synthroid or something else, will I gain weight? I am so worried, I have worked so hard to lose this weight and maintain it.
Synthroid should not cause you to gain weight. On the contrary, if you were having difficulty losing weight, getting your thyroid level in line would only help in losing it. Supplemental levothyroxine [Synthroid is a brand name] is not an artificial chemical that acts to change bodily functions; it's a duplicate of the hormone that your body is supposed to have in the first place. Therefore, side effects of the kind drugs are known to have are few to non-existant with this.