I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and read I should not eat some foods on Synthroid.

I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I take Synthroid 25 mcg 1x/day. I had this when I was 13 and was able to get off the medicine when I was 14. I am now 35. All my doctor told me was to take the medicine 1 hour before eating. I have read not to take...

My friend started herself on a no starch diet and her menstrual cycle has become irregular.

A friend of mine has just recently started herself on a starch diet (avoids eating bread, etc.) and has just noticed that her menstrual cycle has become irregular. Do you know whether or not this is a side effect of a starch diet? I appreciate your time. Why your friend has chosen this kind of diet? Suddenly...

I have a rancid odor from my urine and happen to be on birth control pills.

I am a college student. I have a question which I have tried to research and figure out, but it has been to no avail. I have been experiencing a very rancid odor from my urine and it is almost constant - at least I haven't noticed it with any certain foods or activities....

I am taking an estrogen replacement and have a problem with water retention.

I am taking Prem-Pro estrogen replacement and find a huge problem with water retention. I already watch salt, but today my physician said to not drink carbonated beverages. How do they promote water retention? Thank you so much. You are absolutely correct to monitor the salt in your diet since a side effect of estrogen...

I am taking estrogen and want to get to my weight from 2 years ago before I had a hysterectomy.

I am a 48-year-old female, taking estrogen (using the patch--.5). I am very interested in trying to at least get back to what my weight was 2 years ago. I had a hysterectomy this past July. My question is--is it possible for me to still lose weight? What steps should I take to do...

I need to lose about 50 pounds, but I have a thyroid problem.

Hi there. I need to lose about 50 pounds but I have thyroid problems. Can you tell me how to go about and lose some weight? What kind of diet should I be on? First, if you are taking synthetic thyroxin pills, make sure you are taking a therapeutic dose. When was the last time...

I am on thyroid hormone and cannot lose weight no matter what I do.

I am hypothyroid (on Synthroid) and cannot lose weight no matter what I do. I am not a big eater and chose many low-fat items as part of the diet. I exercise 45 minutes per day (brisk walking). Is it possible that there could be another reason for the inability to lose weight? Have...

Is thyroid hormone used to treat severly obese people?

Is thyroxin used to treat severely obese people? No, thyroxin is not used to treat obesity. Thyroxin is used to treat people whose thyroid doesn't produce enough which can be assessed by measuring the amount in the blood. Thyroxin is prescribed and usually taken for the remainder of life. The body to regulate the basal metabolic...

My friend has low thyroid hormone and is looking to get Proloid from Chile.

My friend Dolores who suffers from hypothyroidism is looking to either get someone to make her old formula (Proloid) or try to obtain it from Chile! It was the only formula that worked for her. It was a natural thyroglobulin and we have been trying for a very long time to get this. She...

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