hypothroidism - I was elated because I thought I would feel like a human again and maybe loose some of this weight. I began taking 50mcg synthroid for hypothyroidism back in November 2015 - TSH went down to 3.64 (normal range), Free T3 went down slightly (expected that) and Free T4 went up slightly. My doctor increased my synthroid to 75 mcg and later added cytomel because I just feel like a zombie still... and none of the weight coming off either. My TSH was too high yesterday (0.11) and the Free T3 was 10 (expected that as well)... Free T4 was only slightly higher (original 0.9 now 1.17). I've reduced my synthroid back down to 50 mcg and kept my cytomel the same. ~ okay here's the question: Do any of you out there still weigh the same? I keep waiting for the weight to fall off like everyone else says... but it's not happening. Yes, today is the first day that I've felt like exercising and didn't collapse afterwards from exhaustion. Yes, last night was the first night that I actually slept all night long. Yes, I am impatient and busy and working a lot (not gonna change that last part ever). I feel better than I've felt in a decade or more... so are there a group of you out there who never lost any weight or will it start coming off soon? any crystal balls out there?
I am 150 mcg of Synthroid, levothyroxine does not work for me. Yes, there is a difference. My thyroid went underactive after I restricted my fat intake to 20 grams while on a weight loss diet. The Doctor said that after I told him when it had started. I have been battling weight gain and weight loss issues for years. Last Saturday, the Nutritionist at the hospital, after looking at my WW Food Log, and my eating habits, said that there was something else, a metabolic issue who caused my weight loss problem. So I think that maybe people with Hypothyroidism have additional Metabolic problems that makes losing weight and keeping it off impossible. Since hypothyroidism has an influence with metabolism, maybe there are other metabolic factors that modern medicine has not yet recognized and all of us are going out of our mind because we can't lose the weight.
My doctor has not even given me Cytomel yet.
After my knee surgery in July of 2013, when I was laid up in bed, and only ate about 800 or 900 calories, and ate at regular intervals, keeping to a Blood type diet and a Life Force Energy regimen, mostly vegetarian, I lost from 204 to 185 in about 4 or 5 weeks. I still don't know how it happened, because now I am up to 214 and weight between between 212 and 218.
I hope also that your doctor send you to see a Dietitian, who gave you an eating plan, because there are lots of foods that hinder your T3 to T4 conversion in your body. Because you don't want to eat foods that contain goiterogens uncooked. I am reducing my 150 mcg Synthroid by taking 3 a week, because I have been getting sick to my stomach and keep fighting nausea and stomach cramps and sometime throw up. But I would not advise anybody to stop or reduce any kind of Prescription drugs without first consulting your Primary Care Physician.
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
- Synthroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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