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    Rolleyes Thyroxine and Weight Gain

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    I was diagnosed underactive 4 months ago. I started on 25mcg thyroxine for 2 months. I am now just about to comple 2 months on 50mcg. I am due my next blood test next week and then my dose will be increased to 75mcg. My doctor is very cautious and only doing 25mcg increases every 2 months which I am happy with. My issue is that since I was diagnosed and been on Thyroxine I have gained a stone in weight. For the last 3 weeks I have been eating a low fat healthy diet and my weight is staying the same. In the past when I have wanted to lose weight it has usually came off normally with sensible eating. Weight gain was not one of my symptoms that took me to the doc. In fact when she mentioned she wanted to test my thyroid I was quite surprised. My symptoms were dizziness, heavy periods, loss of concentration. I appreciate that I am still on a very low dose at the moment. My doc said my thyroid is underperforming quite badly so I know I have a while to go until I get to my correct dose. Is this weight gain a temporary thing and will I be able to shift the pounds once I am at my normal level of Thyroxine? I am also on a double daily dose of Ferrous Fumurate for the aneamia that was caused by the heavy periods.

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    Hi @teen .
    Your weight should go back to normal once you are on optimum dose of thyroxine. That's of course gonna take sometime

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    @teen you are welcome

 

 

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