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Knowledge sure is Power! I have never taken cytomel.

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Finally saw my doc again. I managed to get a referral to an endocrynologist that is 'open' to prescribing natural thyroid or T3 like cytomel. I think I only managed this because I was somewhat informed. Knowledge is power.

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I do better with the brand name Synthroid. They just increased mine. Can't really tell any difference though.

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HI there. I have been hyperthyroid since the age of 16 and I am now 53. I take synthroid and in the last few years my dosage has been reduced. I honestly don't think about it at all as it has been part of my life for so long.


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Hi everyone. I'm new to this site, a little nervous :-) I've been hypo for about a year now. Its so nice to share info with ppl who understand. My main symptoms have been depression, hopelessness, hair loss, dry skin and slight weight gain. Cant forget the irritability and tiredness. I'm on levothyroxine. I saw someone posted that for them the generic brand doesn't work. I did feel better but lately the same symptoms are appearing. What do ppl think about the brand names and natural thyroid hormone? I also take a hormone support vitamin from Lorna Vanderhaeghe. Has anyone heard of that line? I'm also trying to get pregnant so I thought I would try the brand name equiv of levothyroxine. It seems so overwhelming.

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emoticon One Day At a Time!! Best of Luck to you on your journey to better health and weight loss. We are here for you. emoticon

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ok. I have joined. I have agreed to do my very best. I am very overweight. I don't exercise much. I'm tired most of the time. I eat comforting foods. I take levo because of the hypo. I don't find where it helps much. I have four children and I want to have the energy and self confidence to enjoy them. I need all the encouragement I can get. So, wish me luck cause my adventure of eating healthy and exercising begins when I wake in the morning...which should be around 4:30a. Any advice you want to give I'm all ears...Thanks

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I know its hard to get the weight off, and it is different for people with hypothyroid. I tried to post on your wall, but sparkpeople wouldnt work for some reason, just keep it up and enjoy the journey.

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I'm 45 and was diagnosed Hypothyroid 17 years ago after the birth of my daughter. I take a natural hormone replacement called Armor Thyroid, Synthroid and Levothyroxine did not work for me at all and my levels where always high, I was severely exhausted and hair loss was scary. My weigh had gone up drastically until the right medication for me was found. I have lost 70 pounds and kept it off for over 2 years and now I have plateaued and can't seem to lose an ounce. Recently joined a gym and trainer is helping, watching my diet again (obsessively I'm told :-) ) It's nice to know that there is someplace to talk to people who totally understand! Hopefully with all the good stuff I'm finding on SP I'll be able to get the rest of this weigh off and keep it off.

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I was just diagnosed with hypothroidism. I pushed my doctor to test me for it. She put me on a medication for this. It has been about a month so far. I have lost a little bit of weight. I am trying
to watch how much fruit I eat. I know that I have to eat more veggies but sometimes fall short.
I am also type 2 diabetic. So eating too much fruit messes up my blood sugar levels.



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To get my 5 a day in I eat 3 veggies and 2 fruits. If I eat more fruit I seem to gain a little weight.

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Hi All. I was finally diagnosed last Feb after years of complaining to my doc. When I changed docs, my ins plan mistakenly assigned me an endocrinologist as my primary doc and he diagnosed me as being sub-clinical. I'm taking Synthroid which helps but I need help with losing weight. I seem to lose two pounds then stop. I exercise like a fiend and really watch my diet but not making much progress. My fruit intake has increased so I'm wondering if the carbs from that may be hindering me.

I'd really appreciate some insight form others with the same problem.

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1/12/12 11:10 P

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The yoga routine is actually from a book by B.K.S Iyengar Yoga The Path to Holistic Health.

In it there are yoga routines for a number of ailments -- as well as a yoga routine that builds. Anyway I am going to try the thyroid routine twice a week, and then the routine for sinus problems......

It is a large oversize book I use it on and off - need to be more dedicated.

I can do it!!
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Let me know about the Yoga, too, please. Thank you!

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can you post the yoga class name, or is it a dvd? I am interested in yoga.

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My doctor tested me and yes I have low thyroid but he said I didnt really need meds yet. The biggest thing I notice is COLD feet - so believe it or not I have found a yoga routine that is supposed to help that. Last night I started doing it and will see about making it part of my nightly routine.

I keep exercising now and that helps. Probably need to be retested since it has been a couple of years. Both my sisters take meds for thyroid.

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I am now a vegetarian, sometimes leaning to raw foods. I use "Terry Naturals" " thyroid care" and it seems to be helping me a great deal with the energy and weight loss. I also use "tree of life , vitamin code 50 and wiser vitamines." they are made from raw foods, and no fillers. they have given me alot of energy. people at work are calling me hyper sometimes! hope this helps.

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Hi Everyone! I am brand new to "SparkPeople" and also have been frustrated with being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism! I welcome any feedback, tips and new friends who are also challenged by this with fitness and weight goals! (I also commend you for your efforts and wish you the best in your journeys!!)

I was diagnosed at 40 and never had problems with weight management. Even though my levels can be on track I still struggle with a sluggish metabolism no matter how hard I work out or watch what I eat! Sooo frustrating!! I've tried acupuncture and open to other holistic approaches.

Anyone else in the same boat? Any success with what you have tried?

I look forward to hearing any feedback, tips, ideas and new friends.

Best to each of you with success in 2012!!!



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Hi everyone. I've been dealing with hypothyroidism for about 16 yrs. Since then I've gained a lot of weight. I've tried going on diets before but it;s so hard for me to loose the weight that I have to resrict my calories a lotor I feel frustrated. As some of you know this is not a good choice and since it;s not something I can keep long term, I just gain it all back. I was taking 300 mcg of Synthuroid and 10 mcg of Cytomel daily but abot 2 weeks ago my doctor said I would have to eventually cut back on the Cytomel since it;s suppressing my TSH. My other levels are all good on that dose. I'm scared I will feel even more sluggish but I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm relieved to find others that deal with similar issues.
It's very discouraging sometimes to deal with medical issues.



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Just a thought here, I can not take the generic synthroid and if you are put on it and find your symptoms coming back, have your doctor retest you. My levels were good and then I was switched to generic and man my levels went nutty. My hair came out in clumps and my skin was drier than an alligators etc. So just a warning to newbees.. keep an eye on that too. some people do just fine, others do not. My Doctor wrote a letter to the insurance company and writes daw on the script so now I am back to normal levels. woo hoo.
again good luck all.

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hello, I just read an article here about eating for Hypothyroid. I was diagnosed with it when I was younger, mid twenties. the military doctor put me on synthroid, and it did not help at all, as a matter of fact I felt more sick and more tired. I took myself off of it (stopped taking it) and struggled on with the weight/fatigue. In the last 4 years I have become a vegetarian, and the weight has started to come off and the energy has really gone up. people at work are joking with me now at how much energy I have. I am always looking for the natural way to help myself, I am taking an herbal supplement with iodine and l-tyrosine. it has been and done wonders! I feel good.

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When I was 14 I was diagnosed after 3 yrs or so of suffering- My mother, bless her heart, thought it was puberty, my grandmother finally said" There is something wrong with Jane" I had all the symptoms; dry skin,hair falling out, no periods at all, constipation, jaundiced skin, no energy 5'5" 175 lbs. 25 over for my age.and build. I was quite ill. When they finally diagnosed me I was put on synthroid, no idea of dozage. Within a month the weight was down and things started to get back to normal- by the time I graduated in 1978 from HS I was 5.7 145 lbs. and felt pretty darn good. Over the years I have not really had to many problems, I get my blood checked every 6 months at a health clinic, they send me the results, and I give a copy to my DR. Once a year I get a full blood workup- I like to keep an eye on all the other levels. I am one of the many people without Insurance so getting thyroid tests done for less than 50 $ is great ( all three tests) Abut 5 yrs ago the Dr. put me on Levothroxine 175 mcg. I am also on citalopram 40mg for anxiety . As a rule I enjoy everything. I do find it hard to lose weight- current weight 245 . 5'8". I do follow spark and I limit my calroes to 1500 or so a day and exersice to burn off at least 600. a day. I have been lucky with my condition and never had to many problems. I do watch medicines ( cold meds especially ) certain meds do not mix well with thyroid meds- so check with your dr. before taking any other meds, over the counter or prescriptions - do not do "natural " med without checking first. I could not even tell you what "kind" of hypo thyroidism I have , was never told , Have just lived with it. It is not a death sentence, just a wake up call!!! :~D

I am 51 years young!!!

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Hi, my name is Rae, I was diagnosed with 'thyroid disorder' when I was in like 6th grade, they ended up taking me off the medication and I get tested for the hypothyroidism every 6mths it seems, but everything keeps coming back normal. The doctors are saying all the symptoms are from my depression, but the thyroid can cause the depression from what they say and I've read.
I'm just wondering if there's a deeper test that they can take to see if it is my thyroid. Or what has worked for other people to lose weight. I have the symptoms, fatigue, depression, moodieness, all sorts of symptoms.
I've been doing better actually since I stopped the depression medication as far as energy/will goes, but I still have to fight the fatigue every day though, and the moods. The foods I read that help, I don't actually like, like broccolli, mushrooms beans...I'm so picky when it comes to food.
Just came here to see what works for others, and get more information from people the go through it, rather than the doctors:) sometimes the patients are the more knowledgable people :)




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Hi, I have been part of the club for over 27 years. Was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when I was 32. I have been on synthroid ever since. Recently I had my levels checked because of extreme thirst and have had my dosage dropped a lot. I am a little uncomfortable with how much my GP dropped my dosage. I am not scheduled to see my endocrinologist until June but am thinking that I will make an appointment after the New Year. Since my dosage was dropped I have been more tired and my skin is dryer. Admittedly I lost a lot of weight in a short period of time and therefore was probably taking too much synthroid. I'd love to hear from anyone who is going through similar experiences

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Hello! Hypo here, too. Was diagnosed at 30 when I quit smoking and gained 20+lbs in a little over a month and was so tired I could barely climb a flight of stairs. They told me the smoking was probably masking the thyroid issue; who knows?
It's been 6 long years of trying to get the weight off. 6 long years of ups, and downs, and more and more and more health complications (chronic sinus infections, herniated discs in my spine, trouble maintaining a fitness regimen due to fatigue, illness, or injury, gallstones, reflux... tons of fun. And I'm only 36!)
My levothyroxine dosage (150mcg) has been the same for about 3 years or so. My original endocrinologist was insistent on my using Synthroid. He also had his office practically wallpapered with documentation for it. And he had a tendency to strangle me while checking my gland, and not listening to a word I said. So... new doctor. And she's totally OK with the generic. I've had no problems whatsoever with my dosage, and my levels have been fine for ages.



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I have it, unfortunately. I see my doctor tomorrow and I hope he can help with the weight loss concerns.



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Hello, Jennaferd is a nickname my husband calls me, I'm name Jennifer living in Kansas.
Wow! oh my! Five years ago the Doctor told me I had Hypothyroid. he give me Levothyroxin and didn't think anymore about it. Dummy me, I just read sparkpeople information about this problem, Why I did not ask I can't answer that question, WHY he didn't talk me I don't know.
any way I'm just now learning about it, and read what you all have said help also.
I thought I was FAT because I was. At 51year old just learning about my health. This is Sad

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Hi Carolyn,

Being on the right medication will def. help with your weight loss goals. I think what most people here are saying and what Sparkpeople says is that we have to be more vigilant than "most" people because our condition is always fluctuating and that can make things a challenge.




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Hello club :) I'm hypothyroid and the heaviest I've ever been, yay? Really though I blame it on not watching my diet + having to go off my medication due to financial concerns (I took compounded T3 and switched to over the counter raw thyroid/glandular stuff when I went broke which yeah is sort of scary and inconsistent but what are you supposed to do if you can't take Synthroid? Fun times) Finally I have had enough and am in a better place money wise so I ordered some labs myself at directlabs.com to see where I am at. Who knows, maybe I can get different meds from Canada or India or wherever. Tired of messing with doctors.

(PS - I would highly rec directlabs.com if your doc refuses to order tests/orders the wrong tests all the time. Cut out the middleman. Not as expensive as going thru a doctor's office, either. Right now their December test panel is on sale for $59 and it has a TSH in it at least)


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Hi Carolyn. Don't be discouraged. I was diagnosed with a hypothyroid when I was 16 years old and about 3 years ago my meds were actually reduced. I am fine. When I exercise and track my food I lose weight and that is even with a full hysterectomy and no hormone replacement.
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I am also somewhat new to taking Thyroid medicine. I had Grave's Disease, diagnosed in November 2010. My levels were extremely high so I had to take anti-thyroid medication for a while to bring them down. Unfortunately I didn't get the extreme weight loss that can come with hyperthyroidism. I was at 275 pounds when I had the radioactive iodine to kill my thyroid in April 2011 and I asked my endocrinologist (who is great by the way) if this was going to make me gain a bunch of weight since I was going to now have hypothyroidism and he said "well, that's up to you." Well I decided then that I wasn't going to let it make me gain weight and that's when I really started using Spark People. Just two weeks ago I had my first normal lab results since having the radioactive iodine. Before that I was very hypothyroid and let me tell you I certainly knew it. Extremely tired, to the point where I would have to pull over driving home from work because I was about to fall asleep. But I kept with SparkPeople and just did the best I could and I have lost 37 pounds since then. I just want anyone who is new to this to know that it is possible to lose weight even with low thyroid functioning. Even though I'm in the "normal" range now I'm just barely there. So I'm going to stay on 150mcg of Sythroid for 3 months then go back in to re-test again. I've been wondering if losing weight will actually change the amount of Synthroid that I need to be on, has anyone found this to be true? I would not say that as my Synthroid dose has increase it's been easier to lose weight, at least not a noticeable difference to me. I have not done any special diets really either. My Endocrinologist didn't mention anything about any foods I should or should not be eating, but I didn't ask him about it. I find I don't eat a lot of carbs but that's not on purpose, I just don't seem to have a lot of them in my diet. Maybe that's helped.



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I am new to hypothyroid medication and new to SparkPeople. I have to say, I am feeling discouraged hearing that taking medication will make me gain weight and/or make losing weight harder. I thought I had gained all this weight over the years because of the hypothyroid condition and that taking medication would make it EASIER to lose it.



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Well HELLO! I just came across the article in SP about Loosing Weight with Hypothryoiditis. I feel like I have just come home. I have found some people who can truly understand what I am going through.
I just retired a year ago, but was diagnosed about 34 years ago. In that time, I gained approximately 10 pounds every 10 years. I raised 4 children and worked parttime, was active, but always hungry and continued to gain - and ALWAYS TIRED! After almost 15 years, I found an excellent endicronologist who explained my numbers were 150% OFF! He explained that most General Practioners are not schooled in the endicron system and what they say is slightly off, could be extremely off. It took approximately 5 years to regulate my numbers, but the tiredness and weight gain continued.
I joined SP three weeks ago. Actually seeing the calories that I was putting in my mouth and adjusting it was eye opening. Also, exercising everyday for around 30 minutes (I prefer swimming and walking), has helped my energy level and slow weight loss.
I hope to hear from those of you who are experiencing the same problems.
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Hi
Just thought Id stop in and say Hi I am also a member of this group. I had graves disease and after having my thyroid killed with medication I am now an under achiever. I take synthroid now and have stopped losing my hair. I still have issues with being cold all the time and some dry skin. I hound my doctors office for numbers now. They have learned to not say my numbers are normal, they give me a print out. I suggest to everyone on here to ask their drs to also print the copy of the bloodwork. It helps you to follow your own progress. It took 3 years to get my levels where I am feeling better and being proactive helps. Dont be afraid to question your drs.

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Hi, I was just diagnosed a week ago. My doctor's office didn't give me the details like what my numbr was at just that I was "slightly" on the low side. Hmmm, think I'll call them and get the detail. Anyway they put me on Synthroid and want me back in 6 weeks for more blood work.

I don't know that I've experienced quite the level of fatigue all of you mention; just that I'd get home from work, have some dinner and fall asleep watching the Nightly News. I just attributed it to the fact that I sat down and relaxed and my body tood advantage of it. I have fought depression off and on for many years caused by post traumatic stress syndrome which I got from being in an abusive marriage.

What really hit me was losing my hair. I thought it was because I'm a redhead. Redhead's don't have as much hair as other hair colors and tend to have more thinning hair as we age. But one morning I ran my hand through my bangs and a section of my bangs came out between my fingers. And being so dry!!!! My skin is so dry, my mouth is dry, my tongue swells, and I drink over 100ozs of water daily. So, since I was going through menopause I thought these were all symptoms of the "change". But the hardest part was not really losing any weight for about 14 years. It was up and down and down and up...an endless plateau.

So, now I'm learning about hypothyroidism...

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I've been a part of that club since I was 17 and I'm still having a hard time getting my doses worked out, between pregnancy, weight gain and loss, diet. it all seems to have an effect.



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Great Advice, Becky!emoticon

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WOW good for you Lena...every bit of info you read?!?!?! We have to be proactive about our health(I don't like that word, but lack better at moment). My husband keeps reminding me if I don't take care of myself no one will...talking about drs. I came into this hypothyroid with my eyes a bit open....been dealing with "drs" for 30 yrs due to epilepsy. I have to thank you, because I was beginning to feel sorry for myself. I'm having health issues and not sure which God awful disease is causing!! Keep up the good work, and if you don't understand or agree with a dr confront them, question them, remember they ARE working for you!! Take care!
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11/16/11 11:34 P

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After years of constantly gaining weight, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last year. I am now taking 25 MCG of levothyroxin.
I am experiencing..............
Fatigue
Weakness
Weight gain and increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, rough skin
Hair loss
Cold intolerance
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
Constipation
Depression
Irritability
Memory loss
Abnormal menstrual cycles
Decreased libido
Pain in the muscles and dry brittle nails

I am thankful for this forum. I am learning so much and my doctor never told me any of this.
Seeing all posts about T4 and T3 level makes me feel foolish. I have no ideal what my levels are. I called the nurse one day and asked if there was certain foods I should limit and she said " no, nothing at all". Then I read on SP about the things I should keep away from. I will be seeing my doctor tomorrow and I will have a lot of question for him.


I will read each and every post on this forum, thanks to all of you

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I was diagnosed with hypo a couple of years ago and after reading everyone's comments I know realize why I'm having such a hard time losing weight. I didn't realize it could affect you so much, especially in your later years.

Here I was blaming it on birth control (which probably isn't helping either).

Well, as frustrating as it is, best to keep doing what we're all doing, watching food in take and regular exercise - at least we'll all be healthy that way!

Like another member said though, sure am tired of being tired all the time!

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SUNSHINEGREEN.....You have Great attitude!!

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10/17/11 11:34 A

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iv;e been on med. since march i'm taking 88 levthyroine and cytomel25 mg.and i feel like crap in the afternoon i'm planning to go see endro. soon i eat healthy excersice 5 times a week
and i don't loose weight the way i should be .i will keep trying until i die it is very hard to loose the weight when you have thyroid.

but at least i'm healthy.thank God and spark peopleemoticon

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10/16/11 3:33 P

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I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in my early teens... I'm used to medicine and my slow metabolism. I'll never stop fighting with weight gain, though. I believe I can look my best even with such a disorder. However, I'm not sure if I still have at least one day when I won't feel exhausted. It's like I'm "down" all the time. It's funny, I can't even remember exactly what it feels like to be energetic but I'm sure it shouldn't be as it is like for me now.

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Hi Krissy, I am on the 8 week diabetic diet and just found this site from the article Spark published today. Is there a thyroid diet that Spark offers? Anyway i have had low thyroid for about 20 some years and have always been a bit over weight since my kids were little. In the past 5 or so years I have had to deal with a sick mom and needed to quit my job to take care of her. In that 5 years I began to gain weight without even changing my diet. I gained about 5-6 pounds and it just casually crept up. I've been with Spark now for about 6 weeks and finally dumped the extra pounds and arrived at my platuae that I had been at before I started the gain So then I got to 163 and stuck with it and broke the platuae last week and am holding ate 162.4. I didn't know about carbs not being good for hypothyroid. I wondered why when I at bread my weight always just sits there even if on a low calorie diet. Anyway I see you were asking to go on meds for T3...... Can you tell me what that is for and how it could help and why docs are reluctant to tell us about it? Thanks from Dianaemoticon



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9/23/11 10:28 P

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I was diagnosed within hyperthyroidism soon after the birth of my first child. I was treated with radioactive iodine but the dose was too high which left me with hypothyroidism. I've had to deal with this for the past 25 years.

I also tend to suffer from B12 deficiency so I have to go for injections.

These two things makes it a real struggle to lose weight.

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I have Graves Disease which resulted in under active thyroid
Have lots of trouble loosing weight



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9/22/11 7:10 A

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Been fighting the same battle since I was 17 and I'm now 50 it is a pain in the neck


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