lost weight and dose decreases?

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Oldbuddy
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   Posted 1/7/2018 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
i lost 7 kg , now no need to take 100 ug of synthroid

astroman
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   Posted 1/8/2018 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thyroid amount needed is controlled/influenced by metabolism and how well the thyroid gland functions. Metabolism is not strictly a weight thing.

Example: I converted some of my body mass , to 5% leaner last year, same body weight, but still needed the same thyroid amount and eventually increased dose.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again w/with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / repairing / fine tuning since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.

Oldbuddy
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   Posted 1/9/2018 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, my TSH was 2.5 a few months ago , and I think I should have upped my dose from 88 to 100 mcg to optimize the metabolism and lower the TSH at that time , but I didn't,

after a few months, I tried to lose some weight, now my TSH is lower and lower, now it is below 1. I can't up the dose now.

What should I do? up the dose or stay the same dose when my TSH was 2.5,(now changed to below 1 itself w/o dose increases)

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astroman
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   Posted 1/10/2018 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
No one here can give dose advice for Rx medication, just balpark ideas.

If you are treating thyroid all on your own without a Dr, you cant just ask people here to be a Dr for you.

That said, my Dr has let me (him) experment with levels. We dont only look at tsh, we look at Ft3 and FT4 too. I have been hyperthyroid testing diifferent levels, it was not fun.

People with heart issues and/or hypertension can die from hyper - thats where the concern is.

Oldbuddy
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   Posted 1/10/2018 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
hanks very much. You know I am close to die when undertreated, and it is no fun, either...

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   Posted 1/10/2018 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Go under a 1 on the TSH and you can start impacting your bones too. Please listen to the advice you were given! There is a reason it takes years of education to become a medical doctor. If you continue to self-treat, you should be savvy enough to read the medical literature and figure it out and not take advice from strangers on a forum!

I have Hashimoto’s and I have never been overweight in my life. Managing your thyroid is not the key to dieting. Sign up for Weight Watchers for that.

I wish you well!

astroman
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   Posted 1/10/2018 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Oldbuddy said...
hanks very much. You know I am close to die when undertreated, and it is no fun, either...


I think you need to search further in canada.

I know people with lyme up there (Canada) need to go to whatever you guys call naturalpath Drs.

With them you pay all the expenses but they are not as pressured by "conventional medicine" treatments- they are allowed to think and treat how they want, not how organized healthcare thinks they should do it.

The times I was very hypo (med shortage) I actually lost weight. The weight=thyroid connection/theory is not all there (hawgwash in my opinion).

I know enough to treat on my own and to great extend do "offer" my input and suggestions to/with my Dr , its a very, very fine line. If I didnt learn and find a dr who listened, I would still be in your shoes.

That said, I cannot and willnot offer dose opinions to anyone - no one should and legally, they cant.

Oldbuddy
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   Posted Yesterday 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
naturalpath Drs. can't afford them...
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