Lana del Slay: I was diagnosed back in 2012 with hyperthyroidism: I had a prominent goiter, fatigued all the time, tachycardia, brain fog, bulging eyes. I was on and off medication for several years but it was mostly under control as long as I didn't exercise. Last year was the most stressful year of my life, which seemed to had triggered my thyroid into an all time hyper state: I lost 40 lbs without even trying in about 5 months, walking more than 4 blocks would exhaust me, could barely wake up in the morning to go to work, I'd be tired all day. (On the "bright side", I was eating anything and everything I wanted, constantly, and not gaining weight whatsoever). I didn't seek medical attention for several months, until I noticed (around May this year) that the goiter had re-appeared and it was pretty bad. I took radioactive iodine as prescribed by my physician (around August), which kills the thyroid, pretty much, and it stops it from producing hormones. I have hypothyroidism now, and I have to take Levothyroxine for life (I'm at 100 mg daily). After taking the iodine, I've gained 30 lbs back in a span of 4 months or so. I've been taking the medication for about a month and a half now, but I still find that I'm gaining weight regardless of what I eat and my hair is falling out like crazy. Other symptoms include constipation and an overall lack of motivation.
What are some of the supplements you've taken that have helped you lose weight while having hypothyroidism?
Have you taken a T3 medication in addition to Levothyroxine and has that helped at all?
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mira: hey babe, I was diagnosed feb last year and was given 30mg carbimazole a day. after about 4-5 months it regulated somewhat but the symptoms from carbimazole sucked i was even more fatigued, muscles were cramping, bloating/weight gain but pulled through...and now I'm on 15mg and due to reduce again after next blood test results in two weeks.
I was told by the doctor's that to regulate it to a normal level you still have to continue taking carbimazole/whatever synthetic thyroid medication you are taking for about 6-8 months after you have the all clear.