I have been on thyroxine 50 for about 5 years now and have gained weight steadily since the start. I have always had weight problems but not as uncontrolled as this.
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I hope you can find a way to sort things out for yourself, regarding your health and weight. Don't let anyone in the medical world dictate to you. I'm not. Best wishes.
I have only 10 of normal output.
Youll find more information about hypothyroidism on the British Thyroid Foundation website, f-thyroid. org.
Quot;:0569847b98"TLS18-Thyroxine user. "Hi, I have been taking normal Thyroxine all my life-I have a congenital hypothyroid condition, and suddenly, the powers that be take it off the market and get me taking Levothyroxine, which is supposed to be one of the only medicines available now for hypothyroid condition.
But instead of losing weight as my doctor promised, Im continuing to put on weight. Does this mean that even when treated, an underactive thryroid will make it impossible for me to lose weight?
By Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD Q: After gaining weight and having no energy to exercise, I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid gland. Now having been on thyroxine I have more energy and am back at the gym twice a week.
If you are sticking to your daily calorie allowance recommended by WLR, you should be losing weight at your chosen rate. The fact youre not achieving this indicates one of two things either you are underestimating your calorie intake, or your thyroid problem is not adequately controlled.
Fortunately though, as you have discovered, thyroid disorders can be controlled by medication. Many people with an underactive thyroid gain a lot of weight before a diagnosis is made or if the condition is poorly controlled.
Could this weight gain be a side effect of the dosage and would this dosage be too low. Thanks.
I:0569847b98/i:0569847b98 :zen quot;:0569847b98. Hi. Ihad the same condition and having been born 20 years before screening era1977 and afterand during school years was taking Glaxo's Eltroxin, but in the 1980s due to NHS cuts they didn't give these anymore.
It seems its about funding-Levo is supposed to be much cheaper to manufacture in bulk, than other thyroid pills, so of course, its about money. NOT about people and their health.
There have been a few times I have stopped taking these, usually if I am ill with something else and I forget. When I go back on them I gain the weight again.
A: An underactive thyroid condition occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient amounts of the thyroid hormones that help regulate the bodys metabolism. A lack of these hormones decreases metabolism, causing symptoms such as weight gain, tiredness, depression, poor concentration, dry skin and constipation all things youre likely to be familiar with.
But if you are being prescribed the correct dose of thyroxine, theres no reason why you cant lose weight through sensible eating and taking more exercise. However, you should bear in mind that treatment with thyroxine doesnt result in an immediate recovery it can take up to nine months for the symptoms to improve and.
The thing is, I don't know Eltroxin is actually any different from levo. or just better quality and more expensive. Anyway, are hormones in tablet form really supposed to be any substitute for a normal thyroid gland?
I suggest you keep a food diary for a week, making sure you record every single item you eat. If, at the end of the week, you discover you really are sticking to your calorie allowance, you might want to see your GP to check whether you are having the correct dose of thyroxine.
I have seen two documentaries about it, and was quite nervous about taking it. I am praying I have minimal or no side effects, but I'm really not happy about this change in medication.