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I have lost a LOT of weight with hashi's ...... have just begun on Synthroid.

Also had the frequent stools ....... so much that pointed to HYPER - BUT I am not .... definately hypo.

There are many signs and symptoms which can cross over - many with hypo have anxiety, fast heart rate, palpitations, muscle weakness, etc.

We will see how it goes ...... if I don't see improvement within a month or so, I may ask for a switch to Armour.

Good luck to you :)

Nanjee
I have lost a LOT of weight with hashi's ...... have just begun on Synthroid.

Also had the frequent stools ....... so much that pointed to HYPER - BUT I am not .... definately hypo.

There are many signs and symptoms which can cross over - many with hypo have anxiety, fast heart rate, palpitations, muscle weakness, etc.

We will see how it goes ...... if I don't see improvement within a month or so, I may ask for a switch to Armour.

Good luck to you :)

Nanjee
I had radiation therapy for my overactive thyroid in April 1991 just before I turned 19. I was told by a doctor that there was a possibility of gaining weight. I was put on Synthroid by the endocrinologist. My weight then was somewhere between 110-120 lbs. Fifteen years later my weight is pretty much the same.

I know this is offtopic, but has anyone been picked on for NOT gaining weight. I don't know where to post this...but I get comments EVERY week about how slender I am. I'm 5'4 & weigh about 120 lbs, hardly an 'anorexic' weight. I'm able to eat whatever I want, have a boring 6 minute exercise routine. My thyroid levels are fine. I'm so fed up hearing this comments. But if I make a mistake of saying that I want to cut down on my chocolate intake, some think, ' You don't need to diet!!' But that's not what I'm doing. I really do believe that people have this mistaken view that if you're slender & don't gain weight, you can eat all the junk food in the world. But that's not good for you either.