Post # 1
Hello! Sorry I haven’t written for a while. Well, you all know my stuggles thus far with my weight lost journey. Now, to top everything off, i have a new DX of hypothyroidism (hard to lose weight). I start the meds tomorrow. I would like to know stories of success, advice or tips of anyone who has this DX and overcame to lose weight. Thanks!
Post # 3
I am borderline so I didn’t get meds. But tyrosine, iodine and selenium has worked wonders for me. My skin is not nearly so dry and it is MUCH easier to maintain my weight!
Post # 4
@Costa Rica Bride: I don’t know personally, but 2 of my dear girlfriends had thyroid issues and they were discovered because of weight loss issues. One had a remarkable change shortly after starting meds, she lost about 25 lbs in 3 months doing what she was already doing. The other, did have some success(10 lbs rapidly then plateaued), not nearly what she expected, though she didn’t have the best health habits anyways, and didn’t change her diet or exercise much at all.
I know my mom became a different woman when she went on her thyroid meds, though the weight loss wasn’t a big advantage, her overall well being was much improved, and that in turn helped her lose weight by exercise and diet.
It can have huge effect on some, and little effect on others. I sure hope you find it helps you!
Post # 5
My mom is hypothyroid and I’m borderline…It’s really good that you were diagnosed so that you can be treated properly. Once they normalize your TSH levels, you’ll have no problem losing weight!
Post # 6
Thanks everyone. It has been a really long road of exercising and working out and not seeing results. My dad has it as well and he struggles with weight but he doesn’t eat the best either. I however, eat healthy and exercise. I start the prescribed medication tomorrow and have to get another blood test in 2 months. My wedding is JUne 8th. Here’s hoping I lost atleast 20 lbs by then. Currently I”m 164. Thanks everything for the great advice and stories. I appreciate it. Keep em coming! 🙂
Post # 7
I’m borderline and I am on meds- I noticed a change in my energey levels, but my BMR is still dreadfully low…I can eat more and maintain though (I was eating unhealthily low amounts to maintain before).
Post # 8
I might be a little late jumping in on this, but just wanted to add my two cents. I have been on Hypothyroidism meds for 1 1/2 yrs now. When I first started I thought I would be shedding pounds without trying, but I’ve found that it’s more complicated than that. A correct dosage of meds (one that doesn’t push you into hyperthyroidism) won’t make you lose weight, but will make it POSSIBLE for you to lose weight when you put in the same amount of work as a “healthy” person. For me, this translated to eating better and starting a regular gym routine. I lost 10 lbs 6 months ago, have been able to maintain with minimal effort, and hope to start up again to lose another 10.
The biggest thing for me has been that I’m not exhausted all the time anymore (which relates to weight loss, because I have the energy to push myself to go to the gym).
Post # 9
I have hashimotos disease (aparently, this is what the doctors say). This is a disease where my thyroid is essentially not doing me any good… its pretty much not makeing any hormone anymore so i’ve been on synthroid for a while now… i dont workout as much as i should and i eat terribly which is changing soon… however i did lose a few lbs when i started the meds (i kinda doubt the disease, i think i might have something else because i weigh 114 lbs and i’m 5″3 and the doctors are shocked that i’m not huge).