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Posted by: Unhappy | 2004/10/25

Terribly overwight by 38KG's

Dear Doc.

I am a 30 year old female. After my second son in 200 my thyroid became overactive to a degree that i went to about 52kg's. The doc. tried thyroxine which did not work and they then decided to decided to remove the thyroid by using a radio active treatment. I now do not have a thyroid and i am epileptic. i want to go to my goal weigt of 56kg's. and i am even contemplating taking thinz. a friend of mine got to her goal weight in less than 3 months with this thinz and she was weighing about the same.

i dont want to take thinz if it is harmful to me.

Please help.

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Dear Unhappy
Because of your epilepsy and the lack of thyroid hormone, you MUST discuss the use of Thinz with your treating dr because this slimming pill contains pseudo-epinephrine which can have a negative effect on many body systems, including the nervous system. Do NOT take this product without consulting your dr first so that he/she can check if the pseudo-epinephrine will interfere with thyroid function and your anti-epileptic medication.
In your case, I think a better option is to reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). Also ask the dr what type of exercise you may do.
Take care
DietDoc

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