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06 Aug 2007

Thyroid
Hi
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid 4 months ago from there my doctor put me on eltroxin 0.5mg per day.
Three months later I went for the blood tests again and it was diagnosed as normal, however I was feeling worse at this point. My hair was falling out again, i was extremely tired and I still had no luck losing weight and I had lost my appetite all together. When I went for the initial blood tests my cholestrol was also high and it remained high with the second round of blood tests. The doctor has now kept me on the same dose of eltroxin but I feel worse now.

Please can tell me if I need to be on a specific diet or if I need to see a specialist.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lia
From what you say about how poorly you are feeling and that you are losing hair and your appetite, I would strongly urge you to consult a specialist - an Endocrinologist deals with hormonal imbalances. Once we have a diagnosis we can see if you need to change your diet.
Hope the Endocrinologist can pinpoint what is wrong with you.
Best regards
DietDoc
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