Unintentional weight loss
can be caused by a multitude of conditions. Without a full, in-person evaluation, I cannot determine the precise cause in your situation, and I recommend you consult your physician.
Hypothyroidism often leads to weight gain in addition to depression, hair changes, and constipation. If you are on too high or a synthroid dose, it is possible that you are now effectively in a hyperthyroid state, which can cause weight loss, diarrhea
, difficulty concentrating, and palpitations. You may need a more thorough evaluation of your eating habits by a nutritionist
to determine if you are consuming enough calories in a given day, as this is another possible cause of your symptoms. Certain indolent infections or tumors, although rare, can cause unintentional weight loss. Diabetes can lead to weight loss as can multiple conditions that cause diarrhea. I encourage you to discuss these possibilities with your doctor.
After undergoing a thorough history and physical exam, you may need your thyroid hormone levels checked to determine if you are on the correct dose of synthroid. Your ADD medication can cause weight loss, and your physician will need to determine if this is the correct dose. Depending on this evaluation, you may require additional urine or blood tests.