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September 3rd, 2010, 10:30 AM
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I'm going to start posting here and get serious about loosing weight. I just feel like its kind of pointless right now because I have hashimotos disease and I just had my appt with the endo canceled and don't know when I will get another one. I feel like I can exercise all I want but until I'm on some medication this weight isn't going anywhere. Right now I'm gaining about a lb a week for no reason other than my thyroid. But I'm sick of sitting around and getting fatter so I'm going to join and see what I can do. Any one have experience with trying to lose weight with hypothyroidism?
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September 3rd, 2010, 11:50 AM
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I don't have Hashimotos disease, but I do have hypothyroidism. I've been stuck in a rut as well. I'm not truly *trying* to lose weight right now, but I probably should. I've been pregnant or nursing since May 2008, so I'm just finishing out nursing Lauren til the end of this year and will then try to do the "take care of me" thing.

Luckily for me though, the best Endo in the area has several (6 or7) nurse practioners that can see people. So I made my appointment and got in 3 days later. Did your OB ever get any levels on you for your TSH? Mine was willing to give me a prescription for the time that I was still deciding on doctors. Can you see if yours would do something like that for you?

Also, I just recently found out that my new doctor is willing to do twice a week dosing instead of daily, which means I'll probably remember to take my pill, since that had been a problem the entire time I was pregnant with Lauren.
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September 10th, 2010, 04:20 PM
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I've had hypothyroidism since I was 16. I'm now 30 I currently take Synthroid and I take .175 mcg daily.

You really should get on some meds ASAP even if it's something from your family doctor. I went without meds for 6 months and it was bad. I swelled up all over, I gained 35 pounds, I would fall asleep any time I sat still including in school, I had no motivation or energy at all. My pulse was very low and my skin was all dry, itchy and flaky.
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September 21st, 2010, 10:35 AM
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Sounds just like me. Glad to report though that I have started synthroid and cytomel thank goodness.
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September 22nd, 2010, 05:50 AM
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I don't have any thyroid issues, but I just wanted to give you some hugs! It's tough enough trying to lose weight with everything going on with our babies and families, but with medical issues on top of that...I feel for you! Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
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