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Does thyroid function impact effectiveness of SLD?

Take thyroid replacement and lose weight easily
Take thyroid replacement and do not lose weight easily
Do not take thyroid replacement and lose weight easily
Do not take thyroid replacement and do not lose weight easily

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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2006, 10:14:37 am »

My thyroid was checked and was in the lower part of the normal range.  The doc decided to give me some dessicated thyroid to see if it would help my energy but it didn't.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2006, 11:08:20 am »

great idea for a poll, thanks!
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2006, 03:25:59 pm »

It's beginning to look like thyroid function probably doesn't have an effect on weight loss.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2006, 12:36:48 pm »

I'm not spoiled, petulant or disappointed in SLD. My losses are not erratic, they are beautifully steady. I'm a huge fan of SLD and tell others all the time about this wonderful tool. I know I'm losing weight at a perfectly normal, healthy rate and I couldn't be happier. But I stand by my contention that weight loss is not easy. (my ticker is wrong and I don't have time to change it right now, but I weighed 211 last week.)
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2006, 10:09:46 am »

I'm excited because I know I can finally can make a contribution to the group on this one.  I take thyroid medication.  I have been on it for a while, because I was tired all the time, had no energy, and was not loosing weight.  When my doctor put me on it, I felt better within 2 weeks.  Then, in a very subtle, slow way, I went back to my lethargic self 6 months later.  My doctor insisted this time it was not my thyroid.  I switched doctors, to an Endocrinologist who is a specialist in thyroid issues.  He told me that thyroid hormone is a range, and I just needed to be higher in the range, as I was in the low to middle area.  This meant that my dose went from 75 mcg (that's micrograms) of synthroid to 100 mcg  I feel so very much better!!  As you can tell, I am very born again about this.  I can stay up past my children's 8:00 bedtime, and actually do things!  I am also beginning to lose weight.  So, my points are:  if you are on thyroid medicine, you may need to go up slightly, and go to a great Endocrinologist.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2006, 11:36:48 am »

with the current number of votes (39) I get a one-tailed p value = 0.35 -- i.e., no clear connection between being hypothyroid & trouble losing weight.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2006, 11:45:08 am »

with the current number of votes (39) I get a one-tailed p value = 0.35 -- i.e., no clear connection between being hypothyroid & trouble losing weight.
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That makes sense to me.  I have been taking thyroid replacement (.175 mcg) for almost thirty years and I have been able to lose weight many times.  The problem is putting it back on  :( .  Maybe SLD will prevent regaining the weight....I hope....I hope....I hope.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2006, 11:46:27 am »

When I get home tonight, I'm going to practice saying "one-tailed p value" in the mirror.
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2006, 12:13:49 pm »

When I get home tonight, I'm going to practice saying "one-tailed p value" in the mirror.

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Are you trying to work up to the "two-tailed p value"  :lol: :lol:

And what comes after that heaven forbid.  It boggles the mind   :shock: .
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Re: Thyroid function poll--need you to vote even if this isn't an issue for you.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2006, 12:52:18 pm »

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I'm not spoiled, petulant or disappointed in SLD. My losses are not erratic, they are beautifully steady. I'm a huge fan of SLD and tell others all the time about this wonderful tool. I know I'm losing weight at a perfectly normal, healthy rate and I couldn't be happier. But I stand by my contention that weight loss is not easy. (my ticker is wrong and I don't have time to change it right now, but I weighed 211 last week.)

I apologize for implying you were. I think we disagree on the meaning of "easy." You're right, losing weight takes a major commitment, and you have to be willing to stick it out.  Congratulations on your progress!

Rose
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I will let you know seeing as how I just started SLD. I was diagnosed hypothyroid exactly 1 year ago and alternate between .88 to .100. My energy levels have improved dramatically and I have been able to get back into working out like I did a few years ago. I did lose 40 lbs. 5 yrs. ago with moderate eating and exercise, but it all came back due to some extreme stressful situations and unfortunate circumstances. I was so unhappy and down about gaing weight back and my dr. checked my thyroid and then put me on synthroid. As I mentioned, my energy is up and all, but but I cannot lose this weight I gained back. I did lose 7 lbs. from Oct. of 05 to Dec. of 05 when I started meds. but eventually gained it back. I am so hoping that this program works for me so I can feel hightly motivated again. I felt my absolute best when I took off my weight the first time. I do want to report that my SIL told me just yesterday about the SLD and how she has lost 3 lbs. in one week. She too is hypothyroid.
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Oh dear, I lost six lbs. in my first week.  Does that mean it was all water and muscle after the first two pounds?  The funny part is, I had stayed the same day after day and then lost 5 lbs. overnight and another pound the next night.  Everything I ate and did is on my personal SLD page if you want details.  I have been waiting for someone to notice and comment on my weight loss.  It seems significant to me, for such a short time period.  This poll, does it mean with the Shangi-la diet?  Because before it was very hard to lose weight, with the diet, I feel it is easy, even though I am also on Depo Provera and that is supposed to make losing weight much harder too.  The doctors test the blood and I believe the true test of thyroid is your temperature before your feet touch the floor each morning.  Due to that, I feel I am on too low a dose, but when I lose enough weight, I think my thyroid medication will finally be the right amount for me and that will help me a lot more.  I have been on thyroid medication over 20 years.
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I have Graves Disease and am on synthroid. I lost a few pounds at first, but none since the first week. I also struggle to loose weight.Earlier this year I lost 20lbs in a matter of a few weeks... haven't lost but 3 lbs since starting SLD since... I will keep up the SLD w/ high hopes still. I took the poll, fyi.
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I voted no thyroid problem and weight hard to take off

i have another problem that makes taking weight off - low growth hormone

but I also suspect that i have a thyroid problem...but whenever I get it tested with my family dr. it comes back normal (the past few times) or just barely normal...next time I get it tested if it's on the low side I'm going to ask to be put on synthroid, or something, anyways to see if that helps.  if it doesn't, then it doesn't, but I think it will (I have a few reasons for suspecting hypothyroid - it runs in the family and my pituitary gland doesn't work)
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Dear Andrea,
Since thyroid hormone is a range, not an exact number, you may want to consider synthroid.  I know it really helped me with my energy level.  Not feeling as tired means I can exercises and don't use food/sugar to "wake me up".  Is it possible that you could get referred to an endocrinologist?  I see a doctor who is an endocrinology/Metabolism specialist.  He is much more willing to put me on the correct dose of synthroid, and really follows up well.  Just a thought!
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