Weight loss through my overactive thyroid

Posted , 6 users are following.

I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid about 3 weeks ago. I have lost alot of weight with this, which I know is a symptom however I would like to know how much am I expected to lose. I'm very over weight so really it doesn't bother me, but in the three weeks I've gone down 2 dress sizes!

0 likes, 9 replies

Report / Delete

9 Replies

  • Posted


    ​the bad news if they have put you on Carbmizorole, is that your weight is about to rise.

    ​Mine went from 85KG to 110 in about 6 months.

    ​Talk to the specialist about diet, its not that you are overweight its just some things seem to go wrong at the same time. I stared dropping things like diet soda and anything with gluten. Now my weight is going down.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I lost about 20lbs in 3 months. At first it was great because i Lost all my postpartum weight without any effort and ate whatever I wanted but soon I started to realize I wasn't just losing weight but losing a lot of nutrients and became deficient in many vitamins, obviously because I was not absorbing anything. I got so weak and had muscle depletion too, couldn't even open the lid of a juice bottle without struggling and legs were so weak I couldn't work out without them shaking.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    While you might appreciate the weight loss, it comes at a price, that of poor hiealth.  The main thing that needs to be addressed is your thyroid dysfunction.  In addition to the medical treatment your doctor will prescribe, you have lost a lot of vitamins and minerals and replacing those with supplements will help your health and recovery.  You can eat a healthy diet, avoiding gluten and all should even out.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hello. In four weeks I lost 20 lb and counting. I was diagnosed with thyroiditis. Muscle and joint pain. Just horrible.. good luck
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up