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6/21/12 11:24 P

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Maca Root is a natural "potato yam" used in Peru for a number of reasons : energy, prostrate, hormone replacement, and thyroid use. It is not supposed to interfere with any medications. However, I agree with what was said above I believe it could interfere with your prescription of synthroid.I don't use it anymore now that I am on meds.

If you are gaining weight it is probably because your levels are not normal or you are taking the "generic" synthroid. I have heard awful stuff about the generic synthroid so I have stayed away from it.

I gained weight until my levels were normal and than started working out and eating right after the levels were normal. The weight has steadily been coming off since my levels have been normal. You have to be patient with yourself and remember that having a healthy life mentality instead of weight numbers mentality is more important! Don't get discouraged be patient with yourself and do not work out heavily until your levels are normal because you will continue to gain more weight until they are normal. I tried the p90x thing when my levels were a mess and put on a lot of weight!!

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1_NON-BLONDE Hi, I would advise not to take those over the counter Thyroid based supplements. Because first they will interfere with your Perscription Thyroid medications and could cause adverse reactions that could interfere with your current health.

As a life long time Hypothyroid I've learned alot about myself and the thyroid conditions that affect people, though we all react to the meds differently. Basically it depends on how much of our Thyroid glands are functioning that will determine how much of the synthetic Horomone we need according to the blood tests. I think one of my Doctor's told me that the Thyroid medication helps keeps all of your major organs in your body functioning normally...

The weight gain is mostly attributed to Diet and exercise. So you may have to look at your diet and overall Caloric expendures. If 1500 cals a day is not working for you, try calculating how much food -as in nutrients your body need to function every day as most diets are about 2000 cals or more a day. And if you cut back 500 cal's burned by Exercise alone that gives you 1500 but if that is not enough, you might want to revisit your diet plan and see if you can cut back on foods that your not counting say 100 cals that you don't need to eat? Try basing your new calories between 1350-1450 and see if that helps? But also don't forget to find a fitness or exercise program that will keep you motivated to loose the weight. Did you know that 30 minutes a day is no longer the norm you should be exercising at least 1 hour a day to get your heart rate up to a "Fat Burning" level for at least 30 to 45 minutes during that hour.

Yes there is hope to loose it... I've been very sucessfull so far. And I don't rely on any additional supplements. I Power walk every day at least 3 to 5 miles, I get my HR up to a set fat burning zone for me. I also do a run walk, I train for Running Races and have done many 5k's, 10k's and several 1/2 Marathons...

True, loosing the weight and keeping it off is and will always be Challenging for and a lot of others that are Hypothyroid. Most importantly is don't loose faith in yourself, you have to have that "just do it" attitude and not worry about the weight because if your doing everything else right, the diet, eating healthy and exercising...you must may be surprised to wake up and see a weight loose that you did know you had.

my best of luck to you, I know you can do it!


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3/10/12 4:29 P

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Is there a natrual suppliment I can take to help boost my thyroid in addition to the synthoid I take? My last lab test has my T-test level at 1.89. I think it's still too low, but my doctor won't increase the dosage yet.

I am on a 1500 calorie diet and I am still just gaining weight. My hair is starting to get thin again like before I was on medication. Help!!

Mary aka 1nonblonde

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