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I am hypo and have PCOS. So far I am 3 weeks post surgery and down a little over 27lb. Prior to surgery, the only way I was able to drop any weight at all was to starve myself to the point where I would fast for a day a week. The pre op diet my Nutritionist put me on made me GAIN weight despite my pleas that it was not working. Per my insurance I was not allowed to go over my starting weight for a 6 month period. The frustration and restriction for so long was horrible. Now, it feels like I am finally free!

Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies react differently to surgery. If you are on thyroid meds, be sure not to take within two hours of Iron or Calcium supplements, and 4 hours of antacids, otherwise they will not be absorbed correctly. I would also highly recommend follow up labs for thyroid at 2 months post op to see how your hormones are responding.

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I went to an Endocrinologist today and learned a lot. I have been taking my medicines at the wrong time which makes them work much less effectively. And she suggested I do more cardio and less weights. Plus I need to eat more real food, and less processed food. I hope it works.

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No, but I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism 28 years ago and always gone to my general practitioner. This is the first time I have visited a specialist.

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