Loss of appetite

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Ive had lots of aches and pains. My occupational therapist sent me for blood tests and i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Im taking levothyroxine and i have loss of appetite and no interest of even making myself something to eat. Ive been shopping and got myself my favourite foods but either end up throwing it away or freezing it hoping ill feel like it one day. Has anyone else had a loss of appetite whilst taking this medication

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    With me i eat alot and i gain weight tremendously i do'nt know what to do to reduce weight

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    Sounds like me when I was hyPERthyroid. Could you be on too high a dose of levothyroxine? This can make you hypper and some people stop wanting to eat when they are hyper.
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    This medication caused stomach problems as well as many other side effects for me.

    Could it be that your lack of appetite is due to upset stomach?

    I ended up taking this medication with some fruit to ease the stomach symptoms somewhat.

    However, the overall side effects outweighed any possible benefit, and I eventually went to a different medication.

     

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      No i haven't got an upset stomach i just have no appetite. All i ate yesterday was a sandwich at lunch time and had to force myself to eat all of it. Its really strange. Ive only been on the medication for 2 weeks. I will tell doctor at my next blood test

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    Hi kim, I was recently diagnosed with hashimoto. I have been on the lowest dose of levothyroxine for 3 months. I am almost

    never hungry and I have to force myself to eat. I do tend to find it easier to eat in a social setting. If it's just me by myself I can't

    even be bothered to make any thing to eat. I'm not sure if this is a normal side effect of the meds. I was just trying to find out

    more info about this when I came upon this website.

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