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Singlemumto1
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PostSubject: Re: Thyroid isses - hypothyroidism   Thu 06 Nov 2014, 2:39 am

Hi, 
I had Graves disease a few years ago which resulted in me having radioactive iodine and subsequently, no functioning thyroid. Now I have hypothyroidism and I take thyroxine every day.
I had my surgery last December and I've currently lost 47kgs (starting from 147kg), my thyroid levels are completely normal with help of the medication. I get blood tests every 4 months just to keep an eye on it.
So it is possible to lose weight, even with a thyroid condition, occasionally it feels like it's coming off a little slower, but as long as my levels are right, there's no reason I can't lose the weight.
Best of luck for everything with your surgery.
Anna.
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PostSubject: Re: Thyroid isses - hypothyroidism   Wed 29 Oct 2014, 7:44 am

Thanks Gab, I appreciate the feedback!
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PostSubject: Re: Thyroid isses - hypothyroidism   Wed 29 Oct 2014, 7:36 am

Hi Athenaow121
I have hypothyroidism and have been on medication for 15yrs. I am approx 12 weeks post surgery and have had ok weight loss and feel good. I did see my GP yesterday and had a blood test to check my T3, T4 and TSH levels to see if my medication needs adjusting, as I was once told 3kg weight difference can mean adjustments needed.
Good luck with your surgery.
Gab
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PostSubject: Thyroid isses - hypothyroidism   Tue 28 Oct 2014, 9:12 am

Hi,

I have just been reading some of the other posts on this topic and I was wondering if other people have hypothyroidism and how successful their sleeving has been with it?

I am due for surgery in two weeks and wondering how much of an impact (individual body differences aside) it might have on weight loss? Thanks
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