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Re: Thyroidectomy and weight loss

Re: Thyroidectomy and weight loss

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Posted by Susan on July 31, 2000 at 23:28:50:

In Reply to: Thyroidectomy and weight loss posted by Amy on July 31, 2000 at 17:36:25:

: Hello!
: I had my thyroid removed in January because of a nodule with suspicious cancer cells. The cells turned
: out to be cancerous and it took 2 surgeries to remove my entire thyroid. Since my surgery I find it very
: hard to lose weight. I would like to lose 10-15 lbs. I am currently taking 150mg of Synthroid. My doctor
: tells me that I look fine, but he doesn't give me any tips on how I should change my diet.

: Does anyone know if my lack of thyroid is preventing me from dropping a few pounds? Or should I be
: changing the way I eat because I don't have a thyroid. Any info would be helpful. Thanks a lot!!

When my throid was removed it took a while to get the med dose right and I gained 10 lbs in the 1st month because the dose was to high. I to have a doc who dosn't help much with nutrition but pushes exesise. After 2 pregnancies I have managed to lose all but 5 lbs with the first and now 10-15lbs with the second. With the first I gained 70 lbs and lost all of it in 2 years but keept on 5 extra lbs from the intial weight gain after surgury. I walked a lot not strolled but did 10 min miles. I watched what I ate limited the sweets and ate pasta, turkey/chicken, fish fruits and vegtables. Tried to eliminate read meat no fast foods. Pretty boring but it made eating out a real pleasure which wasn't often.

This workes for me but you may need to fine tune your own eating habits. Ask your doctor for good reading materials on nutrition. Its hard work, there is no simple answer and crash diets can backfire. Make sure your medication is at the right level and eat right plus exercise.

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