It will take a while for your body to finally adjust to an exogenous source of thyroid hormone. Give it time. It’s temporary until you and your doctor are able to achieve that balance.
What medications and doses are you taking? Are you satisfied with your endocrinologist?
My opinion…I would wait to use the HOT-ROX until your thyroid levels and your symptoms are normal, and until you feel well. This is so that you are not masking any symptoms of hypothyroidism by using stimulant supplements, which could cause you even greater problems down the road.
Also, it sometimes takes weeks to months on a certain dosage of thyroid medication for your body, as well as your metabolism, to adjust and “get used to” an exogenous source of thyroid hormones. Once you feel normalized, you should speak with your doc about using HOT-ROX. I waited until I was on the same doses of Synthroid and Cytomel with the same lab results for around 6-8 months before I tried HOT-ROX.
I started taking one HOT-ROX once a day for the first couple of weeks. Two days ago, I added a second dose daily. The “tricks” to keeping the weight off is living the completely healthy lifestyle. I’ve been doing so for so long that its all that I know. Other “tricks”:
-Lowering your carbs. If I gain or can’t lose weight, I lower my carbs just a bit more, and lower my calories a bit more too. If this doesn’t work, I adjust again. I also space my meals into really mini versions- 100-200 calories each, six or seven times a day, like having small snacks all day long, usually a high quality protein (couple of scrambled egg whites or a couple of ounces of baked salmon or a couple of pieces of low fat string cheese). I also adjust upward the intensity of my exercise.
-This breaks many rules, and it works for me when nothing else does, but when I’m really and truly going through a super duper resistant metabolic stage, feeling hypometabolic, I will cut out all simple carbs whatsoever, only intake incidental carbs, such as the <1 gram in Crystal Light, the carbs in an avocado, etc…keeping the carbs less than 20-25/day (like Atkins, only much less of the saturated fat), and slightly overtrain using a workout like the German Body Comp, that utilizes short rest periods and supersetting but doing a few more reps and heavier than what is recommended. The key to the slightly overtraining tool that I use is to ensure optimal post workout supplements and nutrition, take a multivitamin, drink lots of water, get optimal fats (avocado, olive oil, salmon) and get adequate rest. Also, I do this overtraining thing only for short periods of time, say 2-4 weeks, until my hypothyroid symptoms resolve. I also keep focused on INTENSITY, which is one very important key to fat burning.
-I hate to keep logs and such, but if your metabolism is super slow, which is usually temporary until the body adjusts, I will (again!) pull out my notebook and log all my exercise and everything I put into my mouth, along with times, to see where I’m going wrong.
Feel free to PM me! Good Luck!!!
i too have a thyroid disorder and am trying to get my levels back to normal. and i am having the hardest time losing weight. i have added more cardio and weight training and have really cleaned up my diet…no results yet. i really want to use HOT-ROX to speed everything along, but i don’t want to use it as a crutch. do you have any opinions on this?[/quote]