Hypothroidism

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HELP.  been on the same low dosage for underactive thyroid for over 5 years now.  Each year I get tested 1-3 times and it always come back normal.  The specialist is always telling me to cut out all kinds of stuff (which i haven't been using in the first place) but no one is listning.  I am gaining weight by the second.  I am frustrated and don't know how much more weight my body can handle.  I am a very good and sort of strick eater so no worries there in the food consumption department.  Please anyone, any suggestion(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Best regards,  Colette

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    Hi Colette,

    Sorry to hear of the ordeal you've been enduring. I'm wondering if you've had a thorough look at your thyroid functioning--TSH, T3,T4, thyroid antibodies, reverse T3, etc. If your practitioners are just looking at one reading, such as TSH, they could be missing some other indicators of dysfunction. Also, are you having other clinical/subjective symptoms of low thyroid (e.g., fatigue, cold intolerence, etc.) that would also suggest low thryoid? Of course, there could be other reasons to account for the frustrating weight gain--have your doctors explored these other possibilities? Finally, have you looked online for natural ways to support thryroid function, too? Sorry for all of the questions, but it would help to know a few more details. All my best to you!  --Suzanne

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    Hi Suzanne:

    Thank you for your response.  The truth is I am so fed up I can't seem to think clearly.  This morning I weighed and went from 170 in mid December to 180 lbs.  I am going tonight to demand from my family physician to send me to another endocrinologist.  The first one I saw a few times all he did was look through my blood work which always seems normal and then would ask me to eliminate a bunch of food items which I have already been doing but he of course was not listning.  I can handle anything in life but not so much weight gain.  Thanks for listning and please keep in touch.  Very best regards,  C.

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      Please keep us updated--especially as to what a new endocrinologist thinks!  Good luck, Colette!  --Suzanne
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    Hi, I too had weght gain totally out of control with my UAT,My Dr was giving me Levothyroxine which was not helping though my levels were supposed to be normal.I also hadlots of other symptoms which were typical  UAT but was being treated not for the main problem (UAT) but for everything else including depression,Joint pain,Acid Reflux to name a few.In desperation I started to look for information on my condition & found out about Natural Dessicated Thyroid,my Dr knew nothing about it but I told him that I was going to self medicate with it & now 10 months later I feel better than I have in years & the weight is starting to come off where before Slimming World & Weightwatchers was doing nothing except cost me money.Please do some research ,there is help out there but you have to help yourself & fight to get well again.There is an excellent Thyroid group on Facebook where all the members are Thyroid sufferers & there is always someone on there with the same problem or they have found out what to do about it.Always someone will answer you & if no one can help you get a lot of support from people who know exactly what your going through.Hope this helps
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    Hi I'm savannah and I've had the Exact same problem Im on a dosage of 100mg and I still gain weight like crazy I am a strict eater and do treadmill everyday but still nothing I recently have had some bloodwork done and I haven't gotten results yet but my doctor said they might give me a higher dosage of levelthyroxine after they get a look at my blood tests so you need to definitely talk to your doctor about this good luck
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