Levo and no weight loss?

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I have been on levo 25mg for about 5years and I never lost weight despite strict diet and exercise 5days a week (1hour cardio and 15mins strength). My TSH was 3.50 (0.3-3.0) So I increased my dose to 50mg and my TSH was 0.32 (0.3-3.0) and still DIDN'T lose weight.

What could be wrong?

My endo said I'm Hashimoto. (Without testing ANA)


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    I have been on Levo for 4 months and have gone from 50mg to 100mg and am pretty sure going to have to up my dosage again.  My TSH levels are super high.  I have only lost 5lbs and I eat super healthy a small portions with exercise.  Maybe you need to up your dosage?
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    Hmm..you might want to see you doc about other options.  The Levo is supposed to help speed up metabolism, but your body may need a different boost.
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      My doc said my TSH is fine... I don't feel fine tho and I have other hypothyroid symptoms...

      Got fed up without finding answers anywhere from Endos and GP about this weight thing.

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      Some hypothyroid symptoms can mimic hyperthyroidism, so, perhaps you may be on too high of a dose?  When I strted to feel bad, I definitely thought I needed a dose increase, well when I got my blood work, it showed I was on too much.  I have a very hard time telling them apart, as I am always cold, even when hyper. But, both can cause you to be tired all the time.
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