... I had my thryroid out do to possible hurthle cell cancer (negative :)) I had it out Sept 9th.. for a long while after surgery, I had the tightness in my throat, like someone putting pressure on it, but it eased up, and I was feeling good, but I noticed, after I would ovulate, that pressure would come back. Has anyone ever experienced this before? not sure if its hormones or... (0 replies)
... Your T3 is very likely too low. See how it's at the bottom of its range? That could account for the weight trouble. Doctors are taught that T3 medications are never needed... That the body will convert exactly as much levothyroxine to T3 as it needs. It's patently untrue. Ask your doctor for a trial of Cytomel to go with your Synthroid. If he refuses, find a more... (2 replies)
... almost 3 mths since thyroidectomy, I am only on 125 synthroid, but yesterday doctor decreased that to 112 bc my TSH is 0.04(range 0.40-4.50)
also my free t4 is 1.7(range 0.8-1.8)
and T3(not free) is 91(range76-181)
I feel ok but just ok. I have put on a few pounds in the last 3 mths that's kind of got me down. I don't have the get up and go I had but I still go....
Am I... (2 replies)
... I don't eat for an hour after taking the synthroid in the morning. I drink lots of water. I even crush it. ... (2 replies)
... I never felt better with Synthroid alone. ... (5 replies)
... I have Hashimoto's disease. Total thyroidectomy 12/2012. Does anyone find they tend to catch any virus out there, & seem to get sicker than they should be? Has anyone had success in boosting/strengthening their immune system? Current rx's and supplements:
Added these below due to continued post-thyroidectomy symptoms, & 3 docs telling me "blood... (0 replies)
... You are helping me sooooo much. My primary care doctor and three endocrinologists think I'm imagining all my symptoms. My husband knows what my hair and skin looked like when I had the thyroid. I'm so disappointed that any of the four doctors I saw before surgery told me of the possible side effects I could have after removal. I just hope the bio med doctor can help me.
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... I started treatment with Synthroid in Feb. 2003. It didn't go well, and after 6 months, the endo told me to quit it and wait until I was "sick enough" to "tolerate" it. ... (11 replies)
... It's likely that you became used to having higher levels of T4 when you were taking a low dose of Synthroid before your thyroidectomy. If you felt well at that level, without any signs or symptoms of hyperT, it's safe to assume you need a similar high FT4 now. ... (11 replies)
... I had a tumor (benign) removed from my chest and because I had Graves disease, they recommended I have my thyroid out (which ended up having cancer).
I read a lot prior, but really didn't think I would have too many symptoms - my biggest complaint is that I gained 2 lb/week for the first 4 weeks post-TT - even though I was eating healthy and starting working out after 10... (11 replies)
... your symptoms - hair, muscle loss, itching and slight tremors - sound like what I had when I was hyper prior to my TT.
I had my TT almost 7 weeks ago and I realize it is going to take time to get my levels where I feel good. I'm not thrilled right at this moment with my doctor, but I am waiting for my second set of labs to see where I am (will be at 9 weeks post-TT). I... (11 replies)
... Thanks for getting back to me. I need help desperately. I have been to four different endocrinologists. Each one changed my synthroid a little. I originally was on 125 per day, then 125 6 days, then on 120 synthroid each day with .05 cytomel each day. ... (11 replies)
... to be straight and shiny and now it is brittle, dry and all split ends that break off. My muscles are sore and fingernails became ridged. It took a year after thyroidectomy for these symptoms to become noticeable. Please let me know if anyone else had the same experience and if so, did your hair texture ever come back to normal? ... (11 replies)
... Since I was so nauseated I was unable to take my Synthroid in the morning. I began to feel better. ... (2 replies)
... to a wig shop. I wear baseball hats wherever I go now. I'm losing confidence in myself. I didn't know that any of these issues would occur after TT. I was on synthroid 125 originally and then on synthroid 100 and cytomel 0.5 twice a day. ... (4 replies)
... e than once. This past year has been battling doctors for my dosage levels. December the levels were adequate to allow my metabolism to begin weight loss. I take synthroid 200. ... (0 replies)
... nails did exactly what you're describing. After trying otc vitamin d without much success, my endo added 50,000 ius of rx vitamin d. We also lowered the Synthroid and added Cytomel. I honestly think this has done the trick. Armour didn't work for me after having the TT but worked great when I was on it before the surgery. ... (4 replies)
... look like a malignancy but was told they couldn't be sure or if there could be a malignancy in the future. Even though I was feeling GREAT on the small dose of synthroid that I had been on for 30 years I was told that I would feel the same after the surgery. ... (4 replies)
... I was a very healthy young looking woman before I had a complete thyroidectomy in August, 2011. I exercised at least 5 days a week, aerobics, yoga, pilates, weight training and walking 8 miles. ... (3 replies)
... It's highly possible your dose is not right or you need additional T3 with your Synthroid. Your gland used to make both T4 and T3. If your supplement now is T4-only (as Synthroid is), your thyroid needs may not be being met. TSH is not the only level to be watching. If you aren't routinely having your free levels of both T4 and T3 measured, you're not getting the best... (2 replies)