Thyroid Problems leading to weight loss

Posted by suzy37 @suzy37, Dec 14, 2018

I have been sick for several years without knowing what the cause was, lost abt. 50 lbs (weigh 69 lbs now) anxiety attacks and panic attacks too at times, bad stomach for yrs which stress aggravates , gas builds up in stomach and chest until I can barely get a breath. I am 81 yrs old and it seems like everything I do makes it worse. I started thyroid pills in August which they just changed the dosage on by half. I had started getting an irregular heart beat which potassium seemed to help,this may have been caused by the too high dosage I was taking.Also the thyroid pills take potassium out of your body so that didnt help. I would like to hear from others who might have similar problems and see how you are coping.

@lioness

@contentandwell My Dr. wants me to lose weight because of my cholesterol she thinks this will help . My BMI is above normal so I did at one time go on the Atkins diet that worked well my son gave me a website which I followed pretty much then when I reached mhy goal I forgot about it . I feel good where I'm at as I eat right except for sweets and exercise but Oh well I,ll try again ??? . Have a good day

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@lioness In that case I highly recommend myfitnesspal. If you are honest with it then it really does help. It can seem cumbersome at first but once you have used it for a while it's much easier. If you don't eat enough it actually tells you that too and will not calculate end-of-day statistics. Generally, at the end of the day, it will tell you what your weight would be at the end of five weeks if you continued with the same number of calories. You get extra calories if you put exercise in too.
It worked for me. Now if I could just get more serious about it again and lose a few pounds I would be happy.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness In that case I highly recommend myfitnesspal. If you are honest with it then it really does help. It can seem cumbersome at first but once you have used it for a while it's much easier. If you don't eat enough it actually tells you that too and will not calculate end-of-day statistics. Generally, at the end of the day, it will tell you what your weight would be at the end of five weeks if you continued with the same number of calories. You get extra calories if you put exercise in too.
It worked for me. Now if I could just get more serious about it again and lose a few pounds I would be happy.
JK

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@contentandwell Thanks I will look into it going to babysit now but will keep this post for .com

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@contentandwell

@lioness In that case I highly recommend myfitnesspal. If you are honest with it then it really does help. It can seem cumbersome at first but once you have used it for a while it's much easier. If you don't eat enough it actually tells you that too and will not calculate end-of-day statistics. Generally, at the end of the day, it will tell you what your weight would be at the end of five weeks if you continued with the same number of calories. You get extra calories if you put exercise in too.
It worked for me. Now if I could just get more serious about it again and lose a few pounds I would be happy.
JK

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@contentandwell I was looking at a magazine and this article looks interesting its called Zuccarin diet all it is ,is mulberry leave This women in Fla. regulated her blood sugar with it and a side effect was she lost weight. I'm going to look at the website . Zuccarin.com according to this you can find it a drugstores,Walmart Amazon so am going to check it out . Ive heard of mulberry tea but don't know if this is the same . Its a Swedish supplement . a tablet and suppose to block carbohydrates from being digested into simple sugar

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@contentandwell I was looking at a magazine and this article looks interesting its called Zuccarin diet all it is ,is mulberry leave This women in Fla. regulated her blood sugar with it and a side effect was she lost weight. I'm going to look at the website . Zuccarin.com according to this you can find it a drugstores,Walmart Amazon so am going to check it out . Ive heard of mulberry tea but don't know if this is the same . Its a Swedish supplement . a tablet and suppose to block carbohydrates from being digested into simple sugar

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@lioness I just did a very cursory googling of that diet and it is not very well rated overall from what I could see. I did not read any of the articles in depth. You know the old saying, "if something seems to be too good to be true, it probably isn't true".

Also, being on immunosuppressants there are many herbal type things I cannot take. There's a new sleep aid out that has two forms of melatonin and some herbals in it that sounds good so I checked with my transplant team and was told that due to the herbals I could not use it. I can take melatonin.
If you do try zuccarin I will be interested in hearing if it does help you at all.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness I just did a very cursory googling of that diet and it is not very well rated overall from what I could see. I did not read any of the articles in depth. You know the old saying, "if something seems to be too good to be true, it probably isn't true".

Also, being on immunosuppressants there are many herbal type things I cannot take. There's a new sleep aid out that has two forms of melatonin and some herbals in it that sounds good so I checked with my transplant team and was told that due to the herbals I could not use it. I can take melatonin.
If you do try zuccarin I will be interested in hearing if it does help you at all.
JK

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@contentandwell I haven't checked it out yet but if I do decide to try it I,ok let you know Here's my latest I painted have to my grandson for his grad.Rom 5th grade

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@lioness

@contentandwell I haven't checked it out yet but if I do decide to try it I,ok let you know Here's my latest I painted have to my grandson for his grad.Rom 5th grade

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@lioness Very pretty. I would hate to show you what anything I painted would look like.
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness Very pretty. I would hate to show you what anything I painted would look like.
JK

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@contentandwell Whatever we accomplish it is worth it Even a stick figure lol. My grandson painted a snowman on a piece of wood ,looked cold but good

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@contentandwell

@lioness I just did a very cursory googling of that diet and it is not very well rated overall from what I could see. I did not read any of the articles in depth. You know the old saying, "if something seems to be too good to be true, it probably isn't true".

Also, being on immunosuppressants there are many herbal type things I cannot take. There's a new sleep aid out that has two forms of melatonin and some herbals in it that sounds good so I checked with my transplant team and was told that due to the herbals I could not use it. I can take melatonin.
If you do try zuccarin I will be interested in hearing if it does help you at all.
JK

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2contentandwell I just found the time to read about Zucarrin and I agree I don't think I'm going to try it Blood sugar spikes I don't think so . I'm not diabetic but don't want to start something either . I did see another diet had to do with turmeric and something else my mind cant retain info anymore I,ll think of it later . Anyhow I'm going to look further into this .

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@lioness

2contentandwell I just found the time to read about Zucarrin and I agree I don't think I'm going to try it Blood sugar spikes I don't think so . I'm not diabetic but don't want to start something either . I did see another diet had to do with turmeric and something else my mind cant retain info anymore I,ll think of it later . Anyhow I'm going to look further into this .

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@lioness I will be interested in hearing anything you find out.

I hope you are doing well today.
JK

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@contentandwell I will let you know memory class today so hope it helps ,let you know

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@contentandwell The memory class was interesting nothing we didn't know like making notes put on calendar for reminders setting a clock

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@contentandwell The memory class was interesting nothing we didn't know like making notes put on calendar for reminders setting a clock

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@lioness My iPhone is a Godsend for setting reminders. When I had to do my medications two times a day I always put an alarm in there for that. Now I only take medications in the morning so I get up and take them.
JK

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@contentandwell I use my calendar notes all over it. Cell phone I'd good for alarms I use mine this way also

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Hi, I have a question,,,,,,, since December I have these episodes in the mornings where I start getting like chills and then I go to big time shaking. This doesn't last long and only have a mild headache afterwards…… my question is this, could my thyroid be causing this. It has been a little low one time and then next time was in the normal range again. Thursday morning I had like 5 episodes of this….. none this morning. I had a mri done. nothing showed up and also saw a neurologist and he has scheduled a eeg next week. This was done at mayo. I am also dealing with lung cancer and copd. Life is a box of chocolates, never know what you are going to get!!!!! I am also diabetic. Prayers for everyone and best of luck. Joan (Sakota)

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Hi, I have a question,,,,,,, since December I have these episodes in the mornings where I start getting like chills and then I go to big time shaking. This doesn't last long and only have a mild headache afterwards…… my question is this, could my thyroid be causing this. It has been a little low one time and then next time was in the normal range again. Thursday morning I had like 5 episodes of this….. none this morning. I had a mri done. nothing showed up and also saw a neurologist and he has scheduled a eeg next week. This was done at mayo. I am also dealing with lung cancer and copd. Life is a box of chocolates, never know what you are going to get!!!!! I am also diabetic. Prayers for everyone and best of luck. Joan (Sakota)

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@sakota9Best to you also Joan I don't know the causes of chills I get them at ties also I was on thyroid pills at one time now my test is fine so who knows Wouldn't hurt to keep a check on it .My blood work is always normal.. I have fibromyalgia had a triple by pass so our bodies are all different I just go with the flow and eat right and exercise

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