Weight Gain After Thyroid Removal

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I am due to have my Thyroid removed in the next couple of months and have been told i will be prescribed Thyroxene afterwards. I have recently searched the internet for more info and have repeatedly come across horror stories of people gaining lots of weight. The specialist and surgeon i spoke to did mention some weight gain is possible until the correct doseage is found. Is it true that i will not be able to control my weight gain after the op even though i will be on Thyroxene

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    Hi,

    I started with Thyroid problems early last year and started to gain weight Fast, they only found this out by chance, i was due to have an opp but you have these pre opp`s now, it was a Blood test i needed, the reason i gained so much weight was that i have an Under active Thyroid,

    i was told that if you are under you gain weight and if you are over you lose it,

    so i was on 2 tabs a day for almost 12 months, loosing weight with it until 2 months ago when i thought i was getting better when i went over, still loosing weight but not as much,

    so if anything, you may gain weight or lose weight until you get your tabs right, but you will be on tabs till the rest of your life,

    Sorry if i am not much help.

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      Hi I had mine removed in Jan of 2016 my normal weight is was about 135. Since my surgery I have lost tremendous weight which scares me they have adjusted my Levithyroxine 4 times. My last visit I explained about the weight loss they told me to give the meds time to adjust. I getting so frail I look like I'm dying should I be concerned or just wait for meds to adjust

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      Hi it's now been 10 mths since my thyroidectomy. I'm on 88mcg of levythroxine still loosing weight. I've discussed with my doctor continuously they keep telling me it has nothing to do with my thyroidectomy . But the weight loss didn't happen until I had my thyroid removed. Smh

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      Hello, still loosing weight they have me on 75mcg I'm 5"6. It's will be a year in January since my thyroidectomy. Have done lots of lab . My Endo keeps insisting my weight loss is due to my thyroidectomy. But I didn't start loosing weight till after the procedure

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      Just Levithoroxine 75mcg. Not like the others I would love to gain weight but instead since my surgery I'm the opposite . I'm very concerned

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      Hi This is different, usually people like my self who have had this surgery complain of gaining weight, you are the first that I heard that is loosing weight.
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      Bettr33942, so sorry to hear that , but I am totally opposite. I removed my thyroid 2-1/2 years ago . I was $140 lbs I am now 179 . I am sick of my life style. Buying new clothes every couple weeks. I  exercise daily trying to eat right they keep changing my medication for last 2-1/2 years but it's not helping .

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      Not feeling good not happy

      I am up to 180 lbs now

      Fixing to go for Sleeve surgery

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      I have over active and I gain 25kg..... my symptoms are like for underactive thyroid... I'm original as always... now got surgery on 27th...hopefully start from zero again will be better for me

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    Hi Bazzer thanks for replying so quickly. what you have said sort of backs up what the specialist said, but i am worried about how much weight i may put on till they get the doseage right, i have read stories on the web of people gaining upto 3 stones. Obviously i don't want to put that much on. Did they put you on that doseage to help you lose the weight you had gained?
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