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Hypothyroidism, weight gain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have been taking kelp for about 7 months. I have hypothyroidism and I have not had a period in about 6 months. I don't have health insurance. So I can't see a doctor. I don't know what to do. Also I was wondering is there anyway I can tell if the kelp is working. I still have problems remembering things. Is there really anyway I can get my old pill back (synthroid) without a prescription. I know that it is best to be under a doctor. But really what can I do when I dont have health insurance. Is there any other OTC meds I can take for it. With the synthroid I was only at 25mg. Also I'm stil gaining weight . I have gained over 90 pounds in 3 years and it is really hard to lose it. So if you can please help me in what I can or should do.

Doctor :   thyroid medications are not
Doctor :   OTCs
User :   Ya thats what i though
User :   ya thats what i though

Doctor :   You first need to get it checked what is your present Thyroid status
User :   I dont know
Doctor :   But even before since you dont have insurance, try going to a GP
User :   what is a GP

Doctor :   And get the Synthroid prescribed
Doctor :   General Practitioner
Doctor :   The dose may need to be adjusted based on your response.
User :   how do i know if the kelp is working

Doctor :   In addition you should work out regularly
Doctor :   Go jogging or walking
Doctor :   Daily at least for 45 minutes without fail
User :   okay

Doctor :   You should also avoid cabbage, cauliflower and Rhubars
Doctor :   User :   how come>
User :   ?
Doctor :   That increases your
Doctor :   HYpothyroid
User :   oh
Doctor :   You should also avoid brocolli
User :   oh wow okay
Doctor :   try to take Iodised salt

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