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I have under active thyroid take 100mg of levothyroxine

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there must be something that...
I have under active thyroid take 100mg of levothyroxine there must be something that I can take to get rid of this weight I have. Diet pills ??? im all for it
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago
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Hello

No

There is no reason you would be at any more risk from your past history;

None at all.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

Please ignore that first answer.

What is your TSH value

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
TSH 8.96 T40.52
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

OK

There is your problem.

Your tSH is still way in the hypothyroid range.

You are not going to lose weight until your TSH is in the .8 to 1 range.

You need an increase in your thyroid med, a tsh in 6 weeks, then additional increases until you are in the optimal range.

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