Losing weight gained from taking methimazole for hyperthyroidism.

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I seriously don't know what to do at this point. I've always been on the heavier side since I was little so when I was rapidly dropping weight before being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, I was extremely happy. But after taking methimazole and gaining back the 50 pounds lost back, I feel so insecure and frustrated. I've tried working out for hours, dieting, fasting, and yet nothing seems to work for me. So now I'm a whooping 172 pounds and I don't know what to do with myself. I want to lose weight so bad and be skinny but what can I do at this point?

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    Endocrinologist will not be interested. If you are in the UK why don't you join Weight Watchers or some other weight loss group. I have some friends who have lost a lot of weight. They are really happy and feel that their problems are shared when they go to the weekly meetings. Good luck and dont give up.

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    I understand your frustrations completely. My doctor has suggested Lose It App or My Fitness Pal App, I also did belong to weight watchers. Unfortunately for me none of the above have worked. I lost 25 lbs when my hyperthyrodism returned gained 15 lbs back and now all I do is lose 3 lbs to gain it right back, I have be go up and down for the past 3 months. Have you discussed with your doctor everyone is so different and maybe one of the free apps I mentioned will help you. Good Luck

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    My issue is opposite of your condition, i was diagnosed with over active thyroid in february and i have been taken carbimazole 40mg and propanolol 40mg since then but i have not put on weight even from 65kg i lost 3kg, what you need to do is to drink a lot of fruits like a little lemon inside a glass of water every day and see your weight drop.

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