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Posted in: Hyperthyroidism, and Weight Loss.

Help..4 weeks on synthroid gained 10+ lbs

From: laurenj92 - 6 years 1 week ago

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a little over 4 weeks ago. I was prescribed 50mcg of synthroid/levothyroxine and have been taking it every morning as directed. I went from 175 pounds to 190 in a matter of that time..I'm convinced the medicine made me gain weight. I had recently lost weight after having my 2nd child in February and now I feel awful that I've gained a lot of it back. I feel like I have blown up like a balloon-especially in my midsection.

Can anyone offer advice on what to do? Or what could be wrong? Am I not getting the correct dosage and my thyroid is that out of whack? Can it be the medication causing me to gain weight?

I am stopping the medication as of today until I can see my doctor next week. Before I started the medication I didn't have very noticeable symptoms of hypothyroidism. Maybe just a little grogginess which I thought was due to having an infant.

My TSH(is that the right terminology?) level was 25.

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