... this After two years of taking Synthyroid, I am still obese and exhausted.
Hello Nan. So sorry to hear of your struggle. Because metabolism changes as we age, it does become harder to lose weight. Is your TSH in the .3 to 3.0 range?
Have you talked with a dietician to learn food proportions? Exercise that will help you? What does your doctor suggest?
A little more background will help. Diabetic? Other health problems. Lots of ideas here. Tell me more. Karen
I have had no weight loss since I was hypothyroid. Now I had a thyroidectomy because of cancer and am on Synthroid for life and still never lost weight. And gain weight really easy that does not come off either. I am really suppressed and still no weight loss. Of course now I'm going through menopause so that does not help too. Some people just seem to have a quicker metabolism, hope you have better luck with it soon!
What it sounds like is your T4 is not converting your T3. T3 is what you need to lose weight. Synthroid has only T4 component in it and if your body does not convert it to T3 you will not lose weight plus you most likely feel crappy still too. I tried Synthroid an I felt sick all the time on it not to mention I didn't lose a bit of weight. I switched to Armour Thyroid because it is natural hormone with both T4 an T3 components in it an have lost weight an feel much more like myself. Even if you decide to stay on Synthyroid at least ask ur endo to give u Cytomel to go along with it as its a synthetic form of T3. Good TSH levels means nothing unless ur T4 an Free T3 numbers are good. Hope this helps. It did it for me anyway.
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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