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TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
2/8/13 10:06 A

While it "may" be possible for thyroid function to improve and remove the need for therapy (meaning your body makes enough so supplemental is not necessary to maintain normal levels) I have not run across people that have experienced that scenario. Each person is individual in their journey (myself included) as to how their body uses and responds to the supplemental medication. Here is an article that can help you with goal setting for a healthy lifestyle with this new diagnosis.

Eating with Hypothyroidism
Manage Symptoms with Diet and Exercise
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=635


You will also find great support and information regarding what has been helpful to many of our members that are thriving with thyroid disease in one of the many Spark teams. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_subcate
gory.asp?CatID=201


If you have not checked out this site, there are some great tips and information you might find helpful as well. nahypothyroidism.org/

Hope that helps.

Coach Tanya

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,068
2/8/13 8:11 A

I take synthroid. Losing weight and eating healthy and exercising has not made any difference at all, in my thyroid level. None, zip, nada. I've never heard of anyone's thyroid function being connected to their weight, exercise etc.

I would say-- do not ever stop treatment without discussing the possible ramifications with your doctor.

Edited to add: It really is not a big deal. I take my little bitty pill in the morning and never think about it beyond that. Twice a year I have my thyroid level checked.

Edited by: MISSRUTH at: 2/8/2013 (08:15)
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone


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VGROSS1 Posts: 137
2/8/13 8:04 A

Thank you for your responses! I've never been placed on a "life-long" treatment plan. This is really weird to me. What I wonder is since the treatment plan for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement, is it reversible? If I lose the weight, change my eating habits, increase my exercise regiment, can I stop the treatment without any negative effects? Or since I haven't started the treatment plan, will making the health changes in my life reverse the diagnosis?

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