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I am so grateful to find this thread!

I am a 42 year old female and had a complete thyroidectomy in April due to follicular thyroid cancer. I just completed radioactive iodine treatment last week for the ablation and received the news today that my body scan is all clear. (Yay!)

I heard from my onco-endocrinolgist and he won't be checking my thyroid levels for another month. The last time they checked them (post surgery), he said they were "off" and raised my synthroid from 100 mcgs to 150 mcgs. I still feel very hypothyroid -- extremely fatigued, confused/muddy headed, depressed, and most disconcertingly, I've gained 25 pounds since surgery and I haven't changed my diet. I am usually a very active person but the fatigue prevents me from doing anything.

I realize that the frustration with this disease is that it takes a while for the body to regulate and therefore, to see any relief. Has anyone else had problems with weight gain after surgery? Did it come off easily?

Thank you for any insight you can give!

Distressed in Biloxi

September 6, 2011 - 11:55am


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