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Thyroid Surgery

By September 29, 2010 - 9:47am
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I am having a TT next month and I am anxious about having to take hormone replacement especially since I have mitral valve prolapse. Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with the transition from being well to hypothyroid?

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Hi Amethyst,
Thank you for your post, and for being a part of the EmpowHER community.
Here is an article from a friend of EmpowHER about Hypothyroidism, hope it helps with your understanding:
Are you working with an endocrinologist? Do you have Hashimoto's disease? Have you been tested for it? A specialist, such as an endocrinologist, may have more insight and ideas for treatment options dealing with your particular case and symptoms. If you are used to being well, then a holistic approach including diet, exercise, and any required medicinal therapy may work especially well for you. The best way to cope may be to not take it sitting down. Arm yourself with good information and a great attitude for better health.
My brother-in-law learned he had a thyroid problem five years ago, and rather that succumbing to taking medication, etc. he decided to get healthy and lose weight with diet and exercise. He trained for ironman triathlons following a strict schedule, and through the process found that he didn't need medication after all in his particular case. I'm not saying this is your case, but it does mean that you may have options. You can be your own best advocate.
Good luck and let us know how else we can help.

September 29, 2010 - 1:35pm
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