health risk or problems i can encounter using this drug to loose weight
27 Nov 2012
Too much thyroid when not needed is very bad for your body. It can cause an increased heart rate which can be hard on the heart. Too much thyroid can cause Nervousness, Insomnia, Emotional swings, Sweating, Hand tremor, Palpitations, Unexplained weight loss (often despite increased appetite), Sensitivity to warm temperatures (feeling hot all the time), Muscle weakness, Shortness of breath. In women, menstrual periods may become less frequent or stop altogether. The increased hormones may cause heart failure or heart-related chest pain called angina. Too much thyroid hormone can cause swelling of tissues around the eyes, which creates a characteristic "staring" or "frightened" appearance. The eyes bulge out and the eyelids appear to be pulled back. There is less blinking. The person may have double vision, itching and weeping-not a pretty look.
This is NOT a good way to lose weight-the risks are just too much to make up for any benefit in losing weight!! The best way to lose it to cut back calories and increase activity, especially aerobic activity, to burn stored fat. Unfortunately there are no magic cures for weight loss.
28 Nov 2012
Too much thyroid can cause heart valve damage, high blood pressure, kidney damage, personality change-lots of irritation, It causes all glands to be overstimulated and can cause them to be damaged. Any weight you lose will come right back. It also can ruin your hair- thin it make it brittle--- You have lousy friends-
29 Nov 2012
You want to get osteoporosis at a young age, and have a dowager's hump? Like your old grandmother? Or perhaps you would like to have heart palpitations all day long, that cannot be controlled. I'm not sure if this comes before or after the damage that you do to your heart, so that you will never be able to exercise again, for fear that you might ruin the heart that you have left.
Enjoy your weight loss, at least while you are still healthy.
30 Nov 2012
Hello Nickki. The others have already given you information. I find it hard to believe someone has left over thyroid medication. Once on these medication one is on it for life.
You are definitely playing a dangerous game. There is no pill to lose weight without major side effects. But this is a hormone and much damage can be done. Whether you are obese or not, please use your common sense. And if you are anorexic you may well die. There are better and smarter choices you can make. Please see a physician.
9 Aug 2014
First of all, it's "lose" not "loose". Your clothes might be "loose" if you take enough Levothyroxin to "lose" weight. Secondly, I'm not judging you for taking someone else's medication--I do it all the time and so do all these ridiculous tattle tell straight-as-they-claim to be hypocrites. Third, it's not .50 it's 50 mcg. It will take some time to see a difference. If you don't "need" these, ie, they aren't prescribed to you, then keep it at 50. Make sure you do your due diligence and research the medication and it's side effects. Since this is medicine used to act like natural thyroid that your body produces anyway, the side effects are limited. If you don't have a low metabolism then this medicine will speed you up a little, similar to drinking some coffee or being on adderall. "Speeding you up" is another way to say "increasing your metabolism" which naturally means you will be burning calories at a faster rate than normal.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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