Newly Diagnosed

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Registered: 10-04-2000
Newly Diagnosed
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Mon, 03-31-2014 - 10:49am

I was recently diagnosed with hypo and put on 50mg of synthyroid.  I have successfully kept off 127 lb doing WW and exercise 5 times a week.  I recently noticed the weight come on out of nowhere and was told this could be due to my newly diagnose issue.  Does anyone have this experience? Will the meds help get it off since now it seems it wont come off no matter what i do?

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Registered: 10-13-1999
Thu, 04-10-2014 - 7:59pm

Hi Pookieouchi,

Unfortunately, weight problems can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.  That may be your problem since you've been successful in keeping the weight off so far.  You may want to check out some books by Mary Shomon (google).  She does have lots of ideas on thyroid issues including the weight problem.  I believe she even has a book directly related to this.  Your med dose may need to be adjusted at some point if your levels don't stay in the "normal" range.  What was your TSH figure when you were diagnosed?

Calley7