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      dani1011

      Thanks for all of the answers! Unfortunately I've tried all of these methods and none have worked. I was told as well that the low-iodine diet would help, but I don't eat a lot of iodine as is and I didn't lose much weight because my diet wasn't altered at all. I have PCOS as well as not having a thyroid so it's deffinitely a challenge. I am not looking into doTERRA oils, have any of you tried this?

      over 6 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      dani,

      Thank you for sharing your question. It reminded me of two articles we have on the site, both on how to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight after cancer treatment. Perhaps you will find them helpful.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/losing-weight-after-chemotherapy

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/a-cheat-sheet-to-achieving-and-maintaining-a-healthy-weight

      Best wishes,
      David

      over 6 years ago
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      meyati

      My concern is that my oncologists don't want me to lose weight---they say that I'm so small and 72 yrs, that losing weight would cause me to suffer physically, and I'd lose viability. Right now, I'm basically healthy and more physically active than the other patients. I just painted the dining room and my bedroom. I had to hire a friend for the TV room-it's a beast. I just hate the big belly. Then nurses make faces when they weigh me-sometimes make comments- I tell them my oncologists are happy with my weight.

      over 6 years ago
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    Side Effects (Armour): I love armour thyroid! It was a night and day difference! I still have some side effects but they're minimal compared to synthroid. I didn't lose any weight and I still have problems with depression, but other than that I feel completely normal again.

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    Side Effects (Synthroid): Synthroid was absolutely horrible. I was always nauseous, and having vertigo. I could barely get in and out of my bed. I have had so many sid effects I can't remember most of them. I've gained over 60 lbs. and have had problems with depression.

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      tstrazz

      I didn't know nausea and vertigo were Synthroid side effects...weight gain, yes, I'm with ya! But I also experience nausea and vertigo. Ugh...wish there were better options. I hate the trial and error of hormone replacement meds for thyroid cancer.

      over 6 years ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Cancer is gone!

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): I had radioactive iodine. It was painless, just a pill you swallow. The only downside is that you have to be in isolation for 3 days.