I started with Victoza in July 2012 after years of a primarily protein diet and exercise--although hypothyroid. Drs felt I was insulin resistant and I lost weight almost immeidately after starting on .6 of Victoza working my way up to 1.8. I lost 35 pounds which was in the area of my goal. 2+ years later and still on Victoza, the dr's tell me my Thyroid is on the high side and we lowered it (armour from 210 to 180) and I almost immediately gained 10 pounds--and still on Victoza. Is it really lowering my Thryoid or is it that my body got used to the Victoza and is now ineffective? My biggest concern is that the scale is still going up.
I feel you don't really understand the thyroid thing. Its not your fault, docs don't explain it. Your TSH was high. That is the thyroid stimulating hormone. If your thyroid isn't producing enough hormone, the TSH will elevate trying to make it work. Therefore a high TSH means you are low thyroid. Unfortunately Victoza can loose that effect of loosing weight.
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