thanks for writing. You are my first responder. When your thyroid has been ablated, you basically do not have one so replacement therapy is mandatory. I take .88 mcg. my doctor has listened to me cry about my weight problem and for an experiment upped my dose to 112 mcg about a year ago. after lab values were drawn, he put it back down to 100 mcg. not long after that I got a call that my levels were too high so therefore was put back on .88, which was my original dose from the endocrinologist s/p thyroid storm. the range of "normal" values for TSH, etc. is so very wide I do not know how an accurate assement of one's condition can be made by any doctor. It is so frustrating
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I so understand - there are teams that deal directly with hypothyroidism that can help you. This journey to a healthier slimmer body is different for everyone of us, but it can be done. Slowly and healthy is the way to go. You can find teams by clicking on the community menu and then do a search for a thyroid team.
Best of luck! Jean
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does anyone else have this issue? i have been made hypothyroid after a thyroid ablation 7 years ago. i have gained 40 lbs in 7 years. i cannot lose it and feel desperation by joining this site. i want to lose the majority of it by 10/6 when my daughter is getting married. is it possible? it's not like i haven't tried, my doc even gave me the max dose of metformin, 850 tid, did not work. help!
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