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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    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 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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