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2/21/20 10:28 P

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Yes, same here. I can reach the lower shelf. It gets frustrating but I try to be grateful that I didn't lose my ability to walk. At least I can walk even though I cannot reach.

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2/21/20 7:08 A

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Linda - I am leftie, but I broke my right shoulder. I still can't reach the high shelf either! I don't think I will ever be able to, but I am working on it. I can reach the lower shelf!

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2/20/20 7:42 P

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Croquetcourt - yes, I can tell when it is going to rain. LOL I hate the fact that I have pain when I am trying to sleep on my right side. I am right hand dominant but now have to do most things with my left, such as putting things on a high shelf. I always use 5 lb weights or less. My orthopedic doc said it was okay. No, I didn't have the reverse. I had the regular. My surgery, after my fall down a staircase, was in 2011. Getting pretty familiar with this but I still hate it.

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Linda - did you have a regular replacement or reverse? I had reverse replacement. 2 years later, I still can't raise my arm, but I can swim. I also don't have much lift strength, but I've been working on that with my trainer. Can you tell if It is going to rain with your shoulder?

Jeanknee - I upped my calories, and that did nothing either, I have had my RMR tested (resting metobolic rate - you breath into a tube and it measures how many calories you burn at rest) and it was 1800. I will gain weight if I eat more and should lose weight if I eat under. I regularly eat arounf 1250. I see my thyroid dr.in May, so hopefully she will check things out. In March, I plan to get my RMR tested again along with my body composition to see if the are any changed. .

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2/20/20 6:31 P

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Welcome to both of you.

CroquetCourt - I also broke my shoulder in several pieces. I had a prosthesis put in. It certainly doesn't help us with a weight loss journey. Congrats on your 120 pound loss.

Jeanne - I may feel a bit better. But still wonder if the thyroid meds are the right dosage. I am tired so much of the time. In a few weeks my meds will be evaluated with another blood test.

Edited by: LINDA! at: 2/20/2020 (18:33)
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2/20/20 5:55 P

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LINDA!, Are you feeling any better? Has the medication dose been dialed in for you? I sure hope you're feeling better!


FITNESS4TAMMY, How are you doing? Don't hesitate to jump into the team thread: Can I pour you a cup? Let's talk! Our Daily Thread. As energy permits, I will do my best to engage in that particular thread.


CROQUETCOURT, I have no wisdom to share on plateau breaking. My struggle once the weight was lost seems to be more related to not losing too much. I've been underweight since January 2015. There were isolated daily scale weights during an inflammatory flare in summer 2016 that took me back into normal territory for a day, maybe more.

Until last month my thyroid levels had been relatively steady for decades! At present, I am experiencing an autoimmune reaction to a protein powder that contained rice. We shall see how long it takes for the body to settle back down and the thyroid levels to return to normal.

When I was losing weight I found that higher exercise intensity without enough rest days could lead to inflammatory reactions with associated water retention and weight gain. I also found that restricting calorie intake too much also had the opposite effect. Paradoxically, eating more often supported my body better. But, again, I'm someone with a body that appears to be more than willing to release weight.

My particular macronutrient profile is as follows: 50% fat, 30% carbs, 20% protein. I have a number of food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities. And, hypothyroidism is not my sole health challenge.

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2/20/20 3:51 P

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Hi! I am new to this team but I've been doing Spark for less than 2 years. I was told I have Hashi in the late 1990s and have been taking increasing doses of synt. since then. However, the first doctor I had for it, put me on Armour Thyroid and too much of it so that I wound up losing 160 pounds. It of course all came back til 2018 when I broke my shoulder in 4 places and had to have it replaced and I decided to eat healthy. By using Spark to track and plan my meals, I have lost 120 pounds. I workout with a trainer 2 times a week and do it on my own 2 to 3 times more a week on my own. I have plateaued and I do wonder if my thyroid could now be involved in the plateau? I was losing 8 pounds a month. Now I am losing 1-2 pounds a month. I've upped my protein, increased the intensity of my exercise and eat at the low end of my Spark ranges and below my RMR. Any thoughts on plateau breaking?

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1/14/20 10:48 P

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Hello all, kinda new to spark people. I have had hypothyroidism most of my life. I am 46 years old and canít remember the last time I haveniít had to take any meds, I have been on levothyroxin most of my life. My dr increased in October 17, 2019. I am now on .250 mcg I am hoping to meet new friends here on spark.





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1/5/20 7:56 P

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Thank you, wishing you the same. I have hypothyroid. I wish that I could get a handle on this condition.

Edited by: LINDA! at: 1/5/2020 (19:57)
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Hi Linda, I am new to this team. You are not alone! I am 60 and have had Hashimoto's for over 10 years. Recently my doc lowered my Armour thyroid meds. She did it too fast and sent me into a tail spin. I called back and asked to go slower. She agreed and I hope to slowly lower my amount. She is trying to make sure I am not on too high of a dose and cause heart issues. I have learned to ask a lot of questions and stick up for myself!! Not easy for me to do. I hope you have good luck on your meds.

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11/27/19 11:00 P

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I am noticing that my meds are not working. My doctor did increase my dosage in October. I hope that it shows a difference.

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my last doctor did not want to help my with my hypothyroid. i dont think the medicine was helpful but i have a new doctor and i want to learn to manage it better before it gets worse. of course they want to try the meds right away so i will try that and if it does not seem to be working then i can push for non-drug treatments

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2/23/19 4:31 P

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Welcome, Linda.

When the proper medication and dose get dialed in for you, you *should* feel much better. If you are not feeling better, advocate for yourself and explore other alternatives.

For some of us the synthetic thyroid hormones do not work for us. I happen to be one of those folks. My PCP tried for 18 months to regulate thyroid function for me with synthetics to no avail. Once we shifted to a natural preparation (I used different doses of Armour Thyroid on different days of the week.), I felt MUCH better. It was staggering how much better I felt Ö and FAST! Like in a couple of weeks! Shocked me given how bad I'd felt for so long.

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2/20/19 8:09 P

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I have several medical issues. Always thin as a younger woman. Cannot seem to get myself out of the 150s despite watching my diet and doing well, most days. Plenty of gym exercise. My TSH levels have been all over the place for a few years. I was just given the prescription for Synthroid. I am 63.

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Hi Pam. I'm glad you made you're way here too. Welcome. A lot of issues to deal with, sounds like my DH. Seems like we are always going to doctors.

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Pam, My apologies for the delayed response.

emoticon Happy to have you join us!

emoticon on your success and persistence in addressing your health and well-being. I admire your persistence.

You are not the only one amongst this group addressing underlying autoimmune issues. Although I have had thyroid issues since the late 1980s / early 1990s, it was not until the late 1990s that the clinical diagnosis finally came. And, it was not until I experienced a non-traumatic pelvic fracture in 2015 that I began digging deeper to try and understand the underlying health issues.

In hindsight, these issues have likely dogged me since birth. Better to come to an understanding later rather than never?

Again, emoticon


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So sorry for not responding any sooner. I have been unwell and am trying to pick up...

I am happy that you have joined us. That is quite the achievement you have attained. Your pictures and transformation are truly amazing.

How are you reacting to your medication? Let us know.

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Hi all, I'm Pam, been with Sparks for a very long time. (*Check out my Spark Page)
Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism this past May as well as other autoimmune disorders.
I had lost 200 pounds then all of a sudden I stopped losing and started gaining when my exercise and diet hadn't changed. So then I started exercising more, harder and cut down calories even more and still gained. As well as I had so many other symptoms. I talked to my Neurologist about it (had a Mini Stroke Dec 31st, 2017) and she is the one who had me tested. Within weeks of being put on Levothyroxine I began losing weight naturally. I've now lost the 26 pounds I gained plus 5 more so far. Life has changed so much this year. I see so many Doctors now. Makes my head spin just thinking about it. Anyway, just wanted to say hello, I'm happy I found this group and look forward to getting to know you all, learning more about Hypo and making new friends.

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