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06 Jan 2005

respond to doc on overactive thyriod and diet
Hi doc
Thanks for replying to my question.
My thyriod was fist underactive and that is why I picked up a lot of weight but for my last bloodtest that was in December, the test said no longer underactive but now it is overactive, that is why I thought ok if I go on a diet now i will for sure lost weight.

The doctor said I must lessen the medication (eltroxin) but won't this make the thyriod underactive again, and won't I then not lose any weight no matter what I do.

This thyriod really made me so fat doc, over 20kg overweight and I was never ever overweight in my whole life, I was always a perfect 10 and that after 2 kids but now I an swollen up like a bolloon for no aparent reason.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tarien
Thank you for this feedback. It clarifies the situation exactly. I understand that you gained that weight when you had an underactive thyroid and that you now have an overactive thyroid which should theoretically help you to lose weight. You should follow the dr's instructions about the Eltroxin because an overactive thyroid is also a serious condition (palpitations, popping eyes, sweating, tiredness, etc). The idea is to get you on to the correct dose of Eltroxin so that it prevents hypothyroidism, but does not push you into hyperthyroidism either. Give the treatment you have selected a try and do some exercise to see if you can't lose those 20 kg.
Holding thumbs that you succeed
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