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Feeling lousy after thryoid surgery 5 months later

By Anonymous October 18, 2010 - 2:10pm
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I had my thryoid removed in May(12 years after they removed one side). I am on .125 levythryocine and am slighlty hyperthyroid by the blood test which the doc prefers. However, I feel so run down and tired but jumpy at the same time. Morning are especially bad. i feel foggy and a bit lightheaded. I dont feel like doing anything No energy. I am usually extremely energetic in the morning and cheerful. Now I want to crawl under the covers. I jsut feel so out of sorts. is this normal?

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Anon - Thanks for your question and for looking out for your health. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), most patients are able to resume their normal activities once they have recovered from the effects of thyroid surgery. Some patients, however, become hypothroid after surgery.

ATA states that when thyroid hormone levels are too low, the body’s cells can’t get enough thyroid hormone and the body’s processes start slowing down. As the body slows, you may notice that you feel colder, you tire more easily, your skin is getting drier, you’re becoming forgetful and depressed, and you’ve started getting constipated. Because the symptoms are so variable, the only way to know for sure whether you have hypothyroidism is with blood tests. Full article at: http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/hypothyroidism.html

You should definitely be checked out further and get answers as to why you aren't feeling normal. Please let us know what you learn as it could help others.
We wish you the best. Pat

October 18, 2010 - 6:17pm
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