Are you on the thyroid medication Synthroid and not losing weight?
If so you aren't alone...
Synthroid is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients who have hypothyroidism but here's the problem:
Not everyone does well on this medication.
Their bodies don't absorb it, they don't convert T4 to T3 or they need more T3 due to other problems.
Despite this, almost every patient is given Synthroid, Levothyroxine or other T4 medications and many of you are still dealing with weight issues.
And I want to share with you some reasons why that may be the case.
It turns out that the thyroid is certainly involved in maintaining your metabolism and can lead to weight gain if you are hypothyroid - that much is true.
But did you know that simply replacing thyroid hormone in your body with medications like levothyroxine and synthroid often isn't enough to help you lose weight?
In this post I'm going to talk about the reasons why Synthroid isn't helping you with weight loss and what to do about it.Continue reading