Has anyone else experienced a huge weight gain as a result of hypothyroidism?

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Years ago when it was finally discovered that I had hashimotos, I went on levothyroxine and, with diet and exercise, lost almost 100 pounds. I have been gaining weight increasingly since then but I just had my thyroid checked and it is off again. This time, even after the increase of levothyroxine, I have been gaining weight like crazy. Granted, I am eating more and not exercising. I know that has a big role, but I’m just wondering if maybe the hashimotos is making it harder and if anyone else has experienced this?

Beginning of the discussion - 3/28/22

Has anyone else experienced a huge weight gain as a result of hypothyroidism?


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That would be me.

Has anyone else experienced a huge weight gain as a result of hypothyroidism?


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ABSOLUTELY! My daughters and I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis which is an autoimmune hypothyroid condition. My daughters both got to over 230lbs and had gastric bypass surgeries and have done well, although it seems to get harder to maintain the weight loss and these surgeries can often cause poor absorption of nutrients from food and vitamins in pill form.

We also have a genetic predisposition to Diabetes II, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called NASH or NALD

When I found this out I immediately started on a strict ketogenic diet and lost 45lbs from 180 to to 135, reversed my fatty liver and my A1C and blood glucose are now completely normal. The weight loss was over 3 months, I had lost 25-30 lbs and the rest is slower and takes constant vigilence but is well worth the effort!!