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Weight Loss board

I agree, many overweight people use metabolism as an excuse. However, there are many people who lose a bunch of weight and have say....another 10-15 to lose, so they restrict their calories even more maybe to 1100 which is below most people's bmr, it is possible your body senses starvation and won't let you lose the weight. The body is made to survive and will fight any measures that threaten it otherwise.

To answer your question, no, the thyroid meds such as synthroid, armour, levoxyl, are suppose to help regulate the thyroid and thus relieve symtoms, one of many being inability to lose weight. Unfortunately, like most things in life it's not as simple as it seems.