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Gaining weight. Done thyroid test. What happens if I take Eltroxim? Will I lose weight?

I have been puting on weight and I cannot loose. I have made thyroid tests but the doctors say I may have bad thyroid but very low and it does t appear on the tests and this may be the reason why I put on weight and cannot loose. I have eltroxim that I got from my mother. What happens if I take eltroxim? Would I loose weight or could I develop a thyroid cancer?
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Though your thyroid profile looks normal, you could still be hypothyroid as sometimes anti-thyroid antibodies do the harm. It is in the hypothyroid state that weight gain occurs. Low doses of thyroxine may be given as a test for three months followed by an evaluation, if all reasons for obesity are excluded. Thyroid cancer does not occur. The drug should not be used for losing weight alone, as it has some unwanted side effects like increased blood sugar levels, increased hair loss, decreased bone density and an increased load on the heart function initially. You should consult an endocrinologist for advice. Take care.
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