I went to the GP for weight loss. Saying I've put on 35kg in 3yrs, I don't feel I eat to much but I must! Input = output, maybe I need an appetite supressant? So he gave me a script for Duromine 40mg & ordered TSH & glucose, come back next week for the results. The results came back with TSH of 4.6. He then explained that high TSH usually results in hypothyroid & sugested to do T3, T4 & TSH. Results came back with TSH of 3.6, so he outruled hypothyroid. I'm wondering weather taking Duromine would effect the TSH levels? I have read that Duromine speeds up the metabolism, in turn does it effect the TSH or thyroid gland? I have been suffering all but one or two symptoms of hypothyroidism but can't get any help!
Gender: FemaleAge: 36State/Country: Australia
3yrs ago GP's put me on antidepressants. Tried a few, then settled on Efexor-XR. Then they added Epilim & Duromine. Eventually I ended up taking 375mg of Efexor-XR, 40mg of Duromine & 900mg of Lithicarb. After a 6 months my husband & I decided enough was enough it's time to get off all these drugs ( enitial symptoms were lethagy & weight gain ). Since then I haven't been game to go back to a Dr until 2 weeks ago because of the excessive weight gain. When the Dr first sugested the possibility of hypothyroid I looked it up on the internet for the symptoms the ones I suffer from are Fliud in the hands, face, feet & legs; intolerece to cold temps; cold feet & hands; constipation; low libido; depression; fatigue; weight gain; dry hair; dry skin on elbows & knees; irritability; high presure in the eyes. After the 2nd blood test the Dr has outruled hypothyroid & sugests to go a dietision. I would like to know weather the Duromine has effected TSH levels & the Dr is going off the track? thanks for your help
Hi, no duromine does not effect TSH values. It has no effect on the thyroid gland. It increases basal metabolic rate which effects muscles. The only way to lose weight is with diet and exercise.