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higgy52
higgy52

If your got Hyperthyroid do you loose weight,

as i have it, and i'm all ways eating and hungry but can not put any weight on.

Was on 60 mg of Carbimazole, Endo cut me down to 10 mg, and iv'e lost 7lb.

Thanks

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Yes you can lose weight with hyper.

I think everyone varies with weight and thyroid issues. I have Hashimotos & have lost weight even though I do eat big portions. Your dose of medication has been drastically reduced- has this been over a short time period?

higgy52
higgy52
in reply to Buddy195

Endocrinologist cut my dose dowe 6 months ago. Was on the high dose for 3 years.

All so had atrial fribulation and flutter. And had 3 ablations

Buddy195
Buddy195
in reply to higgy52

I hope your Endo can help optimise your medication. Others (more knowledgable than I about blood tests) will be able to offer more advice. Really hope your weight stabilises soon.

higgy52
higgy52
in reply to Buddy195

Thanks.

Suppose a lot of people would like to be able to eat all day any thing they like and stay slim.

But I do have a physical job.

shaws
shawsAdministrator

With hyperthyroidism your metabolism is very fast, which causes weight loss.

With hypothyroidism - it is the opposite and members gain weight when they haven't reached an optimum dose of thyroid hormones.

The following is from Thyroiduk.org.uk and they also have more information on their site:-

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

higgy52
higgy52
in reply to shaws

Mine is hypothyroidism. And thyrotrope adenoma

If that helps

because the metabolism is w orking overtime, people who are hyper may lose a lot of weight very quickly, and apparently be able to eat whatever they want with impunity. Be warned, this period often doesn;t last very long.

Elisha79
Elisha79
in reply to Valarian

Yes I agree I lost 3 stone at the point of being diagnosed. I ate loads and lost a tonne of weight one on treatment which has been a year now I put every last pound back on. Be aware and good luck

Hello Higgy

What have you been diagnosed with ?

Do you have Graves Disease ?

What have you been told is going on ?

Do you have any thyroid blood tests to share, we need the results plus the ranges for considered opinion.

higgy52
higgy52
in reply to pennyannie

Thyroid adenoma.

Tsh 8.8 . ft4 at 25. Ft3 is 10. Elevated TSH .

Used to have atrial fribulation and flutter. Bet had 3 ablationso.

All these numbers don't meen any thing to me.

Thanks

pennyannie
pennyannie
in reply to higgy52

I have no experience in this matter, I am with Graves Disease ad just thought I might be able to help you, if you were suffering with Graves.

This is so far down your post now, I doubt anyone else will see your diagnosis.

Suggest you start a new post entitled Thyroid Adenoma, and repeat your question and you will then be picked up by people who are in, or who have been in, a similar situation to yourself.

Hi I was hyper for 5 years. I lost 3 st in the first few months and was eating regularly. However, after a few months I put all the weight back and went from being a size 14 all my to size 18. I have no thyroid and have been battling to shake the weight off till today.

The classic symptoms are rapid weight loss despite non-stop eating of high calory food and increased ravenous appetite all caused by the increased rate of metabolism

There are lots more but not everybody gets them. Some even put weight on just to confuse the experts. The seriousness is that the heart rate and blood pressure soars and this puts a strain on the heart and vascular system.

I was prescribed Carbimazole in 1970 but dose unknown other than I took 12 pills a day divided into 3 parts with no Thyroxine to replace and I was overdosed as gained 2 stone in 10 weeks, had agonising cramp in every muscle of my body, except my neck muscles when I yawned when they just seized up. I also was told that I was slurring my speech and asked if I had been drinking?!

A quick appt with endo and the Carbimazole was reduced. My sister told me recently that I looked like a little barrel too as most weight went round my middle.

With the right dosage of Carbimazole everything returned to normal.

Hope it soon does for you too.

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