Hypothyroidism, weight gain - Online Doctor Chats
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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