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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Fri 05 Nov 2010, 2:20 am

I have had an underactive thyroid for 15years. Take 200mg of oroxine daily. I had the sleeve in September 2009. Haven't looked back. Absolutely love it and it has been reasonably easy.

I am having a few issues with medication now as 200 is too much 100 not enough so we are now trying 150. I am putting that down to my weighloss that I can reduce the amount. I had been taking 200 for years and it has only just in the last 6 months been too much.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Thu 04 Nov 2010, 5:17 am

Hi
I was sleeved 21/10/10 i lost 6kg with optifast pre surgery and as of today 4/11 i have lost total of 10.6kg i have
an underactive thyroid and i take 75mg thyroxine daily
i was very sceptical whether the sleeve would work for me but i am very happy with my results, i don't know whether it is a slow loss or normal but any loss to me is a good loss LOL before the op not matter what i did i couldn't lose weight i would lose like 2-3kg then the loss would stop if i can lose at a steady rate and it stays off it will be a dream come true.
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PostSubject: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sun 10 Oct 2010, 4:24 am

Hi Rachael,

My weight loss was 6.4kgs on optifast before surgery and 4.5kgs since so, so far I have lost 10.9kgs since this all got rolling.
I think the sleeve is a better choice as I had the band for 5 years, and although I did initially lose weight it all came back on again later down the track. I was/am also a comfort eater so I quickly learn't how to cheat the band, I won't be able to with the sleeve.
As I said it was my specialist that suggested it, so I thank him heaps.

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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sun 10 Oct 2010, 2:43 am

Carrie wrote:
"Moved from General Chat"

whoops, sorry about that.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sun 10 Oct 2010, 2:43 am

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Hi Rachael,

I have only been sleeved on Tuesday so I don't have a lot of knowledge yet. Yes I have hashimoto's, and it was actually my endocronologist that recommened the sleeve in the first place. So by going by that I would presume that it would be okay for patient's like us. My illness was only diagnosed two years ago, and my levels have been all over the place as well. But I think given that it is virtually impossible to eat as much as before that the sleeve is going to be a good thing. I have been told that I will still need to take the medication for life even if I get to a good weight as our thyroid's can't produce it, as in hashimoto's.

I trust my endocronolgist to be giving me correct info, and he is well known and respected in Perth. When I asked the surgeon he agreed with everything he had said.

So as I said I can't commnet much yet, but I have been able to manage to lose 4.5kgs since surgery.

Are you seeing anyone for the hashimoto's?, maybe they could give you some more info.

Natty

Hi Natty,
Thanks so much for the reply. I've seen several endocrinologists so far - haven't had such a good run with my specialists. It was actually recommended that I try lap banding however the surgeon doesn't believe that would work for me and was the one to recommend the sleeve.

Congratulations on your weight loss so far!
it's encouraging to see that it is possible - your weight loss before surgery was that from optifast or something else?
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sun 10 Oct 2010, 2:43 am

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I dont think you put on weight from the medications you take, it's that they make you hungry(??). If you have the sleeve your stomach is reduced by about 3/4 so you cant physically eat as much as you used to. Did the Sleeve surgeon tell you he wouldn't do it?



I think you may have misunderstood me, I wasn't saying the weight was a result of the medication, just that the medication isn't working.

The surgeon has said he'd like to do sleeving not banding.





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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sun 10 Oct 2010, 12:07 am

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PostSubject: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sat 09 Oct 2010, 10:58 pm

Hi Rachael,

I have only been sleeved on Tuesday so I don't have a lot of knowledge yet. Yes I have hashimoto's, and it was actually my endocronologist that recommened the sleeve in the first place. So by going by that I would presume that it would be okay for patient's like us. My illness was only diagnosed two years ago, and my levels have been all over the place as well. But I think given that it is virtually impossible to eat as much as before that the sleeve is going to be a good thing. I have been told that I will still need to take the medication for life even if I get to a good weight as our thyroid's can't produce it, as in hashimoto's.

I trust my endocronolgist to be giving me correct info, and he is well known and respected in Perth. When I asked the surgeon he agreed with everything he had said.

So as I said I can't commnet much yet, but I have been able to manage to lose 4.5kgs since surgery.

Are you seeing anyone for the hashimoto's?, maybe they could give you some more info.

Natty
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sat 09 Oct 2010, 10:36 pm

I dont think you put on weight from the medications you take, it's that they make you hungry(??). If you have the sleeve your stomach is reduced by about 3/4 so you cant physically eat as much as you used to. Did the Sleeve surgeon tell you he wouldn't do it?
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sat 09 Oct 2010, 3:08 pm

That's pretty much it in a nutshell...

from what I gather there's a chance it wouldn't be as effective because I'd still suffer from the additional underlying cause. ie) I'd still have an under active thyroid.
I've been for an initial consultation for the sleeve, I guess I was just hoping there was someone on here who had similar problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sat 09 Oct 2010, 2:13 pm

Why did it say that it wasn't a good idea for thyroid patients, I haven't heard that before? I would assume it means that you should try and sort out medical issues and try to manage weight non-invasively before progressing to the surgical solution. That only makes sense. Sounds like you've had a good attempt at managing it though.
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PostSubject: Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)   Sat 09 Oct 2010, 12:49 pm

Just curious if anyone here who has been sleeved has a under active thyroid. After 5 years of my TSH , T3 and T4 levels bouncing around like a tennis ball and my weight continue to increase - this has taken over all areas of my life, I barely recognise the person I've become.

I'm strongly considering being sleeved, however a lot of information that I've come across has said that the sleeve isn't a good idea for patients who have thyroid issues until that is dealt with.
Has anyone here had a similar issue with their thyroid and had success with weight loss through the sleeve?
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