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1/21/20 4:03 P

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Thank you! I really enjoy learning more about how to manage my health. I have been able to quit 3 medications used for other health issues in the last few months.. which has resulted in easy weight loss so I hope that gives me that motivation to keep working. I should really have my labs checked soon too. It has been almost 7 months since my thyroid was checked outside of my rheumatolgist checking my TSH (which is close enough to zero that I have been feeling okay with that)

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1/20/20 6:49 P

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Jennifer: Thanks for posting your intro. I know . . . . having thyroid disease does make it dificult to lose weight. BUT it is not impossible. With the right medication managing your thyroid, it is a bit easier.

Yes, there are so many other things that can be affected by our thyroid dysfunction. And it does get to be a puzzle. But take it one bit by one bit.

Sounds like you're on your way to healthy.

Good luck and keep posting!

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1/20/20 5:38 P

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Hello all!

I am just joining the team, but I was dx with hashimotos in 2008 after feeling generally unwell for several years. Since then, I have also amassed a collection of other diseases, autoimmune and otherwise, so I am very aware that if I was good to my body, my body would be better to me.. hence why I am here.

I stopped taking some medications recently that have started my weightloss off with a bang.. 15 pounds in 16 days... but I am nearly positive that I will really have to start putting in the effort to keep the weight dropping. Especially because of my thyroid issues.

I have been taking Tirosent/Cytomel combination since 2010 and have been on a stablized dosage since 2015. I generally feel like my thyroid is managed, but I do always want to have the latest information. I am gluten-free due to Celiac disease, but didn't notice a change to my thyroid at all when I made the dietary changes. I do have less inflammation, which I am sure is helpful, but when your body is a medical puzzle, it is hard to know which thing causes which issue to fix. :)

Thank you for reading this far. I would love to make some friends here that make coming back each day fun!

Jennifer

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