The Best Thyroid Medication For Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I lose weight when I start my thyroid medication?
    I am going to be starting my thyroid medication for hypothyroidisim (under active) and I am currently trying to lose about 30-35 pounds. I have been exercising for 2 months and lost only 6!!! So I'm wondering when I start the medication will it help kick start the weight loss?

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      read here.

    Why are weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?
    Why are most weight loss supplements dangerous for people who are suffering from a thyroid disease? Is this reason still substantial for those whose thyroid is regulated with medication?

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      They can be dangerous because alot of them contain ephedra. Ephedra can affect your heart rate and blood pressure, things that are already slightly unstable because its being controlled thyroid replacement hormones, such as synthroid.

    What side effects would come from taking thyroid medication if you don't need it?
    I have normal functioning thyroid but I cannot get this last 30 pounds of weight off. I follow a good diet and exercise regularly. If I take a VERY low dose of thyroid medication to help lose weight, could I get side effects from that?

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      You should never, repeat NEVER, take prescribed medication that is not prescribed to you. I do not know where you are getting this thyroid meds from, but it has been prescribed to someone for their specific problem and you should not put that in your body.

      I never even heard of taking thyroid meds for weight loss - if your diet is indeed good, and you do exercise regularly like you say, there is a bottom-out weight that everyone has, if all remains in their routine and that is their "normal" maintained weight. You may be at that ideal weight for your body.

    I have a very fast metabolism from my medication?
    Hi, thanks for reading!
    I am currently on thyroid medication which has sped up my metabolism significantly...I can now eat whatever I want (as opposed to closely-monitored calorie counting that I used to do) and not gain an ounce. My metabolism before was very sluggish and since starting the new medication about 3 weeks ago, I have gone from 123 pounds to 117 pounds. I am a 5'4" female and I don't want this weight loss to go too far to the point that I become underweight!
    Please help....

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    Does acupuncture work and can you use it for weight loss or under active thyroid?
    I am considering acupuncture for weight loss. I am hypothyroid and struggle constantly. Although I am on medication, I'm rarely regulated. Would acupuncture work?

    • ANSWER:
      Acupuncture for weight loss is a very good support mechanism and it can also help alleviate hypothyroid symptoms.

      It is very important to realize that acupuncture isn't going to magically make you lose weight. You will still need to exercise and eat healthy. The acupuncture for weight loss helps with appetite control, craving control, and energy levels.

the best thyroid medication for weight loss