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Question: weight gain with hyperthyroidism, is this possible?

 grspirit - Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:48 am

In the past I had Hashimoto's thyroiditis and was thin. Now I'm 48 and have hyperthyroidism with mutiple nodules and I've gained a Lot of weight. Am seeing a neck surgeon soon. I just want to know how I can be hyperthyroid and gain weight and was hypothyroid and skinny. I know this should be the other way around. Maybe my body is just backwards? Any help apprciated. Thanks.
 sleepymotheroftwo - Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:26 pm

I'm not a doctor or a nurse, I'm just a patient with thyroid problems who has been doing a lot of research, but I've read that hyperthyroidism can cause you to become so hungry that you can indeed gain weight. Good luck.

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