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Difficulty in shedding weight, total thyroidectomy done, eat healthy and exercise regularly. Can I use diet pills?

I have had a total thyroidectomy in Aug 2011 and I a struggling with my weight I am on Oroxine 150 4 days a week and 100 every other day. Everything I try exercise eating healthy and smaller portions is not helping me shed any weight (I have been doing this for over 6 months). Can I use any diet pills? I have keep hearing about duramine is this safe for me to use in a low dose?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Thank you for your question and your brief medical history. I would not recommend orexin as it has side effects and has to be medically monitored if you want to use it for weight loss, i.e. see a doctor regularly and get baseline labwork and imaging done. There are two ways to lose weight:

1. Eat right - and healthy. Which might mean that you need to consult a nutritionist.
2. Exercise regularly - 4 times a week for 30-40 min per session and it should include both cardio and weights.

Unfortunately there is no medication that can be used safely for weight loss. I hope you get yourself on the track to recovery and a healthy weight as soon as you can. I hope this helped.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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