Have faith, once you get your dose correct and your Free T3 and Free T4 levels are normal and within the upper 1/3 of your range and STAY THERE for a while, the pounds will melt off - if not, you are not eating properly and your weight problem at that time is not thyroid.
The others have already given you information. I find it hard to believe someone has left over thyroid medication. Once on these medication one is on it for life. You are definitely playing a dangerous game.
Very small, very boring, but worked great after everything else failed., 01:48 PM # 9 Member (female) Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 54 Re: Ever taken EXTRA Thyroxine to lose weight?
You can lose weight if you expend more calories than you take in. Meaning back away from the table! Votes: 1 Thyroid hormone should not be used to treat obesity in patients with normal thyroid function.
This is not the kind of situation where taking the drug now leads to problems in the years ahead. This is a problem which could occur now. However, it is not just her heart which is at risk.
There is no pill to lose weight without major side effects. But this is a hormone and much damage can be done. Whether you are obese or not, please use your common sense.
12:00 AM # 1 Newbie (male) Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Cornwall. Posts: 8 Ever taken EXTRA Thyroxine to lose weight? Am currently taking 157mcg of Thyroxine per day because of Hashi.
TRUST ME! Don't mess with that. Listen to your doctor., 06:33 AM # 5 Newbie (male) Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Cornwall. Posts: 8 Re: Ever taken EXTRA Thyroxine to lose weight?
Higher dosage does not always help you lose weight. When my TSH is that low, I can't lose a pound. I was always fighting my doctor about taking a higher dosage because I couldn't lose any weight despite working out 6 days a week.
Is 'block and replace' good? Does it work? My endo said "we don't do block and replace in the United States." (?), 03:03 PM # 14 Newbie (male) Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Cornwall Posts: 8 Re: Ever taken EXTRA Thyroxine to lose weight?
Taking extra meds to lose weight is such a temporary thing. If you didn't kill yourself in the process, the pounds will totally come back on in record time as soon as you readjusted your dose.