It's been over a year since I have had my thyroid removed. My weight during that time have increased to 60lbs above my normal level of 180lbs. The dosage of medication prescribed is .75mg og thyroxine. What can I do to reduce my weight?
If the thyroid levels are normal with this replacement, there is not much more to do from a thyroid standpoint. Weight problems are common - for thyroid and nonthyroid patients - good dietary habbits and regular exercise remain the keys to success.
Find the right diet, exercise and maintenance program for you, that you can live with for life. Sorry if that sounds cold, but its the only conclusion. There is no magic thyroid solution to weight. If you are genetic predisposition it will be even rougher, thyroid condition or not. Be patient, its going to be a life style change. You might try the diet forum so you can discuss this at length with others. Good luck!
It's frustrating to say the least and these are the common answers and unfortunately about the only ones that will come your way. If I may suggest; start to journal everything that goes in your mouth. Count the calories, fats and protiens. I'm going to suggest a grand book to get but of course it's up to you. I'm still fighting the weight, but it's not because I don't eat right. I do 30 minutes of cardio in the morning and walk 1.5 miles a day. The weekend is off for diet, but I'm so use to doing right now that it's hard to mess it up. I simple add a few more calories so that my body's metabolism will not go into starvation mode.
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I'll be glad to explain more if you should decide to go this route. I've been on it for one year and lost 20 pounds. Doesn't sound like much in a year, but I'm not gaining either!! Something to think about and a starting place.
I've only gained 5 lbs. so far but I'm only 6 weeks out.. I had a thyroidectomy; had the thyroid ablation done today. Start back on my Cytomel on Sunday, Apr. 27, so I guess I haven't had sufficient enough time to gain weight. I guess my Endrochronologist will start me on Synthroid after I'm done with this Rx.Anyone have any comments?
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