Anyone with RA and Thyroid problems?

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Annee59

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Posted: 28 Oct 2019, 19:44
Just wondering if anyone here also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and hypothyroidism. These two conditions make weight-loss a real challenge and I would like to meet others like me.
every name I...

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Posted: 28 Oct 2019, 21:46
Hi, I just posted this question on a site today. One year ago I changed from hypo to hyper and Graves sole . I take methimazole daily to control my thyroid hormones. I had lost 40 lbs on KETO and I was so happy until my thyroid started working overtime and I was told the weight loss was probably due to that. Many setbacks this past few months with TSH going crazy. I am sure StRESS levels are running my life for the last 2 1/2 yrs and triggers autoimmune diseases. I have been able to lose 8 lbs but it took a long time. Stopped losing and have just come back to FS hopefully to get back on track and stop being so careless.
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Annee59

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Posted: 29 Oct 2019, 16:50
I did the exact opposite! I was hyperthyroid until the age of 34, had surgery and came out of that as hypothyroid. WHAT a game changer! I totally understand about TSH going whacky - I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster. I was just diagnosed with RA 10 months ago. The autoimmune issues make weight loss a monumental challenge.
Marie Bell

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Posted: 04 Nov 2019, 08:19
Yes, I have RA,hypothyroidism, and Thyroid Cancer.And it was still difficult to lose wait until i changed my eating habits.So far I lost15 pound's. And it's only been a month.😍
GopherIt2

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Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 07:52
Have psoriatic arthritis, Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, and five other autoimmune disorders. It does indeed make controlling weight very difficult, but for me finding which foods were my best friends, which were so-so, and which were close to being enemies, and Keep On Trying have helped. At my highest weight (fully clothed in doctor's office) some years ago, I was up to 230#. At my lowest since then, It was 174. The yo-yo effect has come when having periods of total inactivity (hospitalizations) and a couple life-threatening illness with septic shock. After these events, my weight went back up. Add in steroids (medically completely necessary) and it's another hurdle. BUT, staying focused on simply feeling better by doing what works for me is the way I'm trying to handle it. Blowing off the negative reaction that is my first reaction when normal- or below-weight people make all-knowing well-intended remarks about how to 'diet' is also important for me.

As anyone with both auto-immune arthridities and multiple old injuries--from the time back when I was very active--has probably discovered, our bodies simply do not use our food the same way as 'normal' bodies. It has been a very long road but now I have a team of medical providers who have actually listened to me when I told them I ate less food than most normal-weight people and now am on a much more effective and do-able path to better weight and strength.
JuliaLigita

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Posted: 06 Feb 2020, 11:23
I have hypothyroidism and struggle with weight because of that. I'm trying to lose 20 lbs by summer. Have no idea how to get there, but want to try anyways. The normal formula for weight loss is simple: eat less, move more. It's not that simple when you are over 60 and have a condition that ruins your chances to succeed. I would like to hear how people made it happen....



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