I started this medication last fall for an underactive thyroid. Since then I've been packing on the pounds even while watching every bite I take and excercising regularly.
6 Mar 2015
I started taking my meds in 2005, I started with Hyper thyroids and now I am Hypo... in the mist of taking these meds I went from 145 lbs to 175 in 4 months. I am still at 175 and have been for years. I did get to 165 but gained my weight back quick. I have dieted, exercised, walked, and I can't seem to lose weight. I was never this big until I started taking these meds. I read someone else gained weight and they look like they were 6 months pregnant, that's how I look. My stomach is out there and it is uncomfortable and doesn't look right. I have decided to stop taking these meds at least for 6 months to see what happens. If I lose weight, than I know it was the meds. I hope this helped.
7 Mar 2015
Diagnosed 6 yrs ago hypothyroidism my Dr has increased my mcg to 112 my weight has gone from 115 to 170. I stopped taking levo for several months and I lost a few pounds. Decided to see an endocrinologist and see if there were other problems, all she did was check thyroid put me back on levo and I gained 5 more pounds. I hate this medication. I am going back to all natural way, again.
23 Mar 2015
Boy have I ever. I started Levo in September and on October 30 i weighed 214. Apt In Feb I weighed 235. I eat clean and gluten free. I exercise daily. the Levo was supposed to fix the Thyroid which is why they said I went from 189 to 214 in one year with no changes to diet or exercise. So in total in 18 months I have went from 189 to 235. With clean eating and daily exercise whole time. I go back to Endo this week and i am asking for Armour instead of Levo because I have heard many say they gained on Levo and than lost it on Armour.
5 May 2015
I'm on a very low dose of Levothyroxine and have gained 20 lbs.i have gained so much weight in my upper belly that it looks like I'm pregnant. I have always had a flat tummy until I started taking this med. I'm gonna stop for awhile and see if I lose. I feel miserable. I watch what I eat and exercise.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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