My mom and friend was having hypo thyroid, not hyperthyroid. They gained a lot of weight when they had the thyroid(I think in hyperthyroid you reduce weight). Once they started taking the medication their weight came under control. They have not told me any ill effects as such on taking medication.
I am also suffering from hypo thyroids. Doctor said, " I have to take 1 medicine every day till I die". Is there any alternate to treat this hypo thyroid cases?
my TSH is between 5 and 6 but i have not started my medicine yet. i am overweight also and sometime get hair loss, sometimes get very sleepy. but instead of taking medicine which i have to take thry out my life, i have joined gym and started doing lot of excercises. from 79.5, i have come dowm to 73.4 in 2months. i don't know whether it will suit you or not but i feel exercise always help .
Plz consult a doctor and take medicine. Even I got hyperthyroid for abt 10 yrs. I'm taking medicine. There is no side effects. U have mentioned that ur obesse plz follow the diabetic food chart that will help u to reduce weight and go for a walk for abt 45 mints.Take green tea avoid taking snacks.even don't add sugar in ur tea. Take plenty of fresh fruits,vegetables. Drink hot water.I reduced 11kgs in 1 year. Plz avoid outside food.