Weight gain/loss and taking MM

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Hi, Do you have experience with weight gain/loss when taking/stopping MM (Methimazole) for GD? How do you use it for a guide of taking med? For my theory/experience, when developing/acquiring GD, it would be a down road to weight loss. After taking MM, if effective, it would turn up and gain weight. However, if it gets to the point of euthyroid, MM could be drop... then what happens to your weight? If continuing to gain/maintain weight, do not re-taking MM?  If starting to lose weight again, time to resume MM?  In other words, can it, weight loss/gain, be a gauge for taking/dropping MM -- when the blood test is unavailable?

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    I did not have a problem with weight I did slowly before diagnosis put on a few pounds .. and never moved an ounce  up or down .. my Endo told me this was also common with Graves  Disease 

    However  when I try my best to move those few extra pounds ... 

    by eating very well and eating no rubbish whatsoever ..

    I cannot shift them..

    Even now ... Euthyroid .. I still cannot ..  my family aunts siblings nieces ex  .. all have had big weight gains and find it very hard

    To move it ..

    Research all you can about your metabolism and how Graves affects it ... therein lies your answer I'm sure ..

    I'm sure that you already eat sensibly  because of your illness 

    Don't forget carbs are likely your enemy ..

    Luv mx🌹

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      Oh, yeah. I do see that GD's symptoms include both weight gain and weight loss... just wonder how does the theory go with hyper-high metabolism for those people who would gain weight? Anyway, my inquiry is not about how to deal with the weight loss/gain problem, but if possible to use measured weight loss/gain as a hint of high/low thyroid levels when blood test timely unavailable. Thanks


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      Sorry I can't help you there Mike ... all I've learned is that

      ....as we are all so very different in our lives ,

      so also ,

      are we different in our Graves' disease symptoms !

      I.e. No 2 people seem to me to suffer in exactly the same way 

      And so there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it all

      It takes time I've learned after becoming Euthyroid,  for things to settle ... as there are still Thyroid Hormones in abundance  

      Within our system 

      But given time it will settle ... that , 

      I believe is through supplementing with the appropriate nutrients vitamins and minerals .,


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      Hi Madge, Thank you for your thoughts and advice. May I add to the supplements with dietary change, herbs, and life change for the better of our ill condition.
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    Any changes Mike,  that you make towards healing your Thyroid Gland and calming your immune system would inevitably go towards  improving your health and your life ... and I for one , am right into THAT idea too

    ...  that is why I daily do all I can to NEVER GO BACK  to that awful period in my life where Graves' disease was robbing me of my health and  making me wish I could lie down and sleep forever .. so that I would not be afraid  if something that was so awful.

    I've been very lucky that I did not have tumours  or nodules or such like ..   only antibodies .. Graves Antibodies .. and I may still have some ... but I am returning my body to where is was before this 

    Immune system went altogether 

    Crazy leaving me bewildered and in great pain .. pain I no longer have .

    Good luck mike


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