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I weighed myself this morning and it turns out I've lost 20 lbs. didn't set out to do this; I was taking some nasty medication that my doctor insisted I take. I grimly set my lips, so to speak, and did as I was instructed.

 

A few weeks after I started I happened to weigh myself and was surprised to discover I'd lost 10 lbs. This morning I weighed myself again and I'm down 20 lbs. Woman Surprised I don't need to lose any more weight so I guess I've hit the "finish line".

 

It's satisfying, too; all my life I've battled my weight and now I don't have to any more (although I won't let myself go hog wild, either). What a relief.

 

I know there are some people who will rag on me but I don't care. I'm just happy where I am now.

 

 

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@GoneButNotForgotten wrote:

I weighed myself this morning and it turns out I've lost 20 lbs. didn't set out to do this; I was taking some nasty medication that my doctor insisted I take. I grimly set my lips, so to speak, and did as I was instructed.

 

A few weeks after I started I happened to weigh myself and was surprised to discover I'd lost 10 lbs. This morning I weighed myself again and I'm down 20 lbs. Woman Surprised I don't need to lose any more weight so I guess I've hit the "finish line".

 

It's satisfying, too; all my life I've battled my weight and now I don't have to any more (although I won't let myself go hog wild, either). What a relief.

 

I know there are some people who will rag on me but I don't care. I'm just happy where I am now.

 

 


Confusing. Last month you said you lost 18 pounds due to thyroid medication. Did you lose an additional 20? That's a lot of weight! 

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@GoneButNotForgotten   I am confused too.  Are you saying medicine is making you lose weight?  I didn't read your other post

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Just stay healthy.  As long as your dr approves your blood work, you've got it!Smiley Happy

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I don't get the correlation between nasty tasting medicine and unintended weight loss.  If you are happy with your weight loss. I'm happy for you.

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ok, to be less confusing:

 

my doctor put me on thyroid medication

 

A few weeks later I discovered I'd lost about 10 lbs.--only because I weighed myself. Other than that, I didn't notice any changes.

 

Since then I've continued to lose weight and now I'm down 20 lbs. I posted about it a few times so maybe that's the cause of confusion.

 

I'm also aware that if/when my doctor takes me off thyroid medication, I'll have to be careful so that the weight won't come back.

 

 

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@GoneButNotForgotten wrote:

ok, to be less confusing:

 

my doctor put me on thyroid medication

 

A few weeks later I discovered I'd lost about 10 lbs.--only because I weighed myself. Other than that, I didn't notice any changes.

 

Since then I've continued to lose weight and now I'm down 20 lbs. I posted about it a few times so maybe that's the cause of confusion.

 

I'm also aware that if/when my doctor takes me off thyroid medication, I'll have to be careful so that the weight won't come back.

 

 


Once you are diagnosed with an under active thyroid, I have read you need the meds for life @GoneButNotForgotten . 

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I'm very happy for you!

 

As for the thyroid, my numbers were getting bad and my primary wanted to start me on some medication.  I decided to try supplements and went to an alternative doctor. 

 

This is what she suggested....

 

I have been taking Thyroid support, Nuthroid & Adrenal support by Vital nutrients.  After a year my numbers were back in the normal range!

 

If you feel that your doctor will take you off medication, I would ask about some of these supplements.  You can get all of them on Amazon.

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@GoneButNotForgotten   When I started thyroid medication about 20 years ago my doctor told me I would always need to be on it.  


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@NickNack wrote:
@GoneButNotForgotten When I started thyroid medication about 20 years ago my doctor told me I would always need to be on it.  
That's what I was told too.  I'll be on Levothyroxine for life.