I to take synthroid for 10 years for my hypothyroid. I'm pretty healthy and really only need to loose 10lbs give or take a lb, so I recently started to loose weight the right way and was doing the low calorie thing and exercising, 3 weeks in and a couple of lbs down I decided to use garcinia cambogia well 2 days later I was feeling exhausted and I mean hypothyroid exhausted, but I didn't think anything of it, then I started getting hungry and couldn't eat enough still not thinking nothing. But by day 4 I was physically unable to keep my eyes open and was walking around with a box of Girl Scout cookies. My husband said "its your thyroid meds"! And I started thinking how could it be? How could I get this low this fast? Then it hit me its the garcinia. Which lead me to here googling the same question to see if my suspicions where correct.
And I see the other responses confirmed what I thought. So I suggest you stay away from it.
Hope this helps!
have bbeen taking levothyroxin for hypothyroidism approximately a year, and I just started taking the garcinia Cambodia a week ago in an attempt to lose some of the weight I've gained. I take the levothyroxin and the garcinia together as soon as I wake up, then the garcinia 2 more times- afternoon and approximately an hour before bedtime. This week I have experienced the worst case of exhaustion/ fatigue I have ever experienced in my life approximately ½ hour- 45 after taking the morning dose. It is so bad that I have to lie down verses sitting to keep from falling over onto the floor. I wasn't sure what the garcinia Cambodia was interacting with until I read this thread.
I am so glad I read responses to this question. I have been taking garcinia cambogia on and off for the last few months. Have experienced the fatigue other writers have mentioned. I did lose 4-5 lbs at first, but gained it back. I went to the Dr. and had my TSH level checked and it was 55 (higher than it was when I was diagnosed in 1993. Normal level is 0.5 - 5.0. I knew I had missed taking a few pills here and there but didn't think my TSH level should be that high. YIKES! Then, I thought "have I done anything different" and the only thing was the addition of garcinia cambogia. I will quit taking it immediately. As far as the exercise question, walking is very good, drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, add light weight lifting if able and try eating small amounts of healthy foods 5-6 x/day. Ask your doctor to recheck TSH to make sure the dose you're on is correct. Personally, I don't think once a year is often enough to check it (which is the routine schedule) especially for people who are harder to control their thyroid levels.
Wooow! I keep seeing this weight loss products first on Dr Oz show. I checked it out and it said that if you have thyroid issues u cannot take the product. I take a synthroid product for over 15 yrs, weight issues up/down. Also, due to back issues I'm unable to exercise. Thks for the info.
This was my question. I'm on levothyroxine 75mg increased to 88 just recently. I'm being monitored by testing. I never thought I'd have a weight issue. I was a Sze 2 to 4 for 50 years. I don't eat meat mostly vegetables. I had begin to go a size up then again but had not changed my diet. I began to get sick and ended up in the hospital and then was diagnosed with this horrible condition. I begin to research to understand what I was feeling and ways that I could lose weight to no avail. It's not only lynn the weight that attacks you it's depression, body aches, heart palpitations, hair loss, skin issues this condition is much more than weight gain even though, that becomes the main focus. Hypothyroidism can control your whole being if you allow to.
A coworker of mine beat the odds, however, she cut out everything sugar, carbs, pops, excercises 7 days a week but she loss the weight. All things are possible but at what price. I'm glad I read the reviews my last result was to try the weight pills but I will not do this. I will thank God I'm alive do what I xan to help myself and take my meds. Thanks everyone. Blessings
I had a total thyroidectomy due to cancer and after 2 yrs my levothyroxine is finally working. I started Garcinia cambogia 3 weeks ago along with apple cider vinegar and I've lost weight. The only thing I've noticed this time around is flush faced and neck. But my pcp and endocrinologist said it was ok to take with my medicine because it's a fruit. There is absolutely nothing in it that is harmful unless your allergic to the fruit itself. I feel more energized and healthy than I have since my surgery. And I was very depressed for a while due to gaining ground 50 pounds from the surgery. Now I fell unbelievable.every ones system is different. Just make sure to talk to your dr before doing anything :)
I take garcinia with a natural clenser. I work out 6 days a week and eat poultry, fish, salads, low fruit and veggies. I have a cheat meal once a week. I am on 88mg of tyroid meds. You cannot take them together. Spacem 30mins apart at least. I do 2 -4 hrs to play it safe. Big differnce cut my appetite and more energy. Try it, it works.
I am on 100 mg. of levothyroxin and this medication by it self made me extremely tired. I researched and learned that it is best to take it alone at bed time because it should not be mixed with ANYTHING except for the 8oz. of water you take it with. This change has made a world of difference in how I feel and rest at night. Additionally, after a good breakfast or breakfast & morning snack then take the garcinia cambogia and you will see your energy change immediately.
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