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Hi all, I read this forum's discussions on the above medication before I went onto it and have to say it scared me! So many terrifying side effects I was so hesitant to go onto the meds but having had a good experience so far I thought it may benefit people to read this and hopefully calm some fears about the medications side effects.
I have been on it for just over three weeks and feel so much better for it. My brain fog has cleared, I no longer need to nap during the day (previously had to sleep 2 hrs per day just to get through it) and have lost about 5 kgs on it. Diet definitely seems to be key to the weight loss, over Christmas I gained weight by eating festively (!) and when on diet (I follow the James Duigans Clean and Lean approach) the weight comes off brilliantly. My understanding of the drug with regards to weight loss is (please correct me if I have this wrong) is that it helps your hormone system by instructing to the thyroid to perform more efficiently so for instance if i eat mince pies, stilton and champagne my body will be able to break this down easier and because I am not burning it off, it stores it as fat a lot quicker that if I was not on the meds. Conversely, if I eat white fish, greens and water, and exercise daily, my body is able to access it fats stores more efficiently and therefore can burn fat quicker. Does this make sense? My Point is: Diet is KEY when we have this condition as everything you eat has an exacerbated effect on your body because of your thyroid.
I would love to hear your experiences on this medication as we can all learn from each other.
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