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.
So the thyroid hormone, thyroxine, will lead to weight loss. And magazines, newspapers and websites, especially in the United States openly invite anyone who is overweight to get their thyroid checked.
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 thyroxine, usually if I am ill with something else and I forget. When I go back on it I gain the weight again.
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.
I have only 10 of normal output.
September 17, comments If there is one thing most doctors think they know its that weight gain can be caused by an underactive thyroid and having an overactive thyroid leads to weight loss.
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.
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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?
In a number of cases on the basis of blood tests, when there were no clinical signs that they were actually hypothyroid. Going into RxISK, there were over 600 reports of weight gain with a PRR value of over 4, a clear signal that thyroxine was producing this problem.
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Eat sensibly. I sometimes skip meals and have reduced my daily calorie down to 1500 a day on average for the last 3 years but with minimal response. I think of discussing it with my GP, but I am sure she is going to respond with a grin, and I doubt if she will believe me.
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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.
Thyroxine is now one of the three most commonly prescribed drug groups in the UK. Qs story I am a doctor and was working as specialty trainee for the last three years when it all started going pear shaped (literally).