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Why am I feeling bad after thyroid surgery?

By Anonymous March 5, 2009 - 12:45pm
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I had my left thyroid removed in December, 2008 because of a nodule. It was benign.
All my TSH levels are in normal range. I take 50mcgs. of Synthroid daily.

I suffer from severe depression. I am on 60 mgs of Cymbalta daily.

I am still feeling miserable. I am extremely tired, even more so since the surgery. I sleep 10+ hours daily and I am STILL tired. I have absolutely NO energy to do anything. Just getting dressed is an effort!

I am in need of some answers as to why I am still feeling so tired. My get up and go has "gone up and went."

Please, please help...I don't know what to do. Any information you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Anonymous (reply to Drhoffy)

I just read about Deproloft what dose and what kind works for anxiety and depression also for my strength feel like I have been beat by ten people. Need help thanks

July 24, 2016 - 3:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I feel the same way. I'm constantly depress and gaining weight. I complain all the time but no clear answer on why I feel fatigue, stress and depression. I need help. I think I really made a mistake getting my thyroid removed. I don't feel like myself. I just want to be normal again.

November 25, 2016 - 4:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Drhoffy)

So how do you find a practitioner that will actually look at the person as something more than a lab value? I've been to 5 different endocrinologists and 3 general practice including a couple at major hospitals. They all insist that my problem is not related to thyroid hormones because the lab values are normal. Every time I ask, "if it isn't thyroid hormones, what is it? How can we fix it?" The answer I get is, "I don't know but it isn't your thyroid!" They make me out to be a whiny hypochondriac. People around me can tell something is wrong even when they don't know about my TT and related issues.

June 22, 2016 - 3:34pm
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Anonymous (reply to Drhoffy)

Thank you. That was extremely helpful.

April 10, 2016 - 2:40am
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Anonymous (reply to Drhoffy)

Thank you for this.I have had my thyroid removed and I have flat lined even on a 175mmg of Levothyroxin.I will switch to synthroid right away and I will keep a diary of how I feel relative to my t3 t4 levels.I will also check thyroglobulin proteins. All I want to do is sleep or lie around in the sun.The only thing that gave me slightly more energy was cutting out carbs completely and doing an autoimune paleo diet but now all that meat is making me feel heavy.I do tons of aqua fit but it is a huge effort.I want to be zesty again!

November 12, 2015 - 6:29am
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I had left thyroid and large hurthle cell nodule (benign) removed a month ago. I have been feeling absolutely miserable since. Little sleep at night, tired most of day, memory problems, fogginess feeling. My post op blood work was normal., endo will repeat in 4 more weeks. I can't take this feeling much longer. Has anyone had same? Did levels change 8 weeks out? One Doc mentioned the cause may be a post anesthesia reaction. Has anyone had that happen? If so, how long did it last.
Thanks for any input, I'm not allowed to return to work til this clears up and no I'm not crazy. I hope

August 11, 2015 - 6:32pm

Hi there. Had a TT in March 2015. At first I wasn't exhausted at 150 mg and blood test showed slightly hyper. Now that n 137 and exhausted and feeling foggy with bad headaches. Talked to a gal this past weekend that gained 60 pounds after her TT. She told me gluten free was the key. Just bought my first round of food and hoping to make a difference. Going to call the endo tomorrow to get back on 150. One thing I have learned is you have to be proactive in getting your life back. I am determined to keep the weight off and find a full nights sleep. Hang in there all of you!

May 28, 2015 - 9:28pm
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I had my thyroid taken out 5 years ago still suffering NO ENERGY..getting really frustrated cant even to every day life things..TSH levels are all normal...I also suffer from depression and axiety all due to this...have beat cancer twice in the last 5 years...I need some help here..Vitamns dont any more :(work.anti depressants dont work,I am at my wits end here dont want to go on...so tired of being tired of not beong a normal person

May 1, 2015 - 12:16pm
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I feel so bad for you. I had subtotal thyroidectomy when I was in my 20's & bounced right back. Now a mom of two I had a total for an adenoma, papillary, and papillary with follicular variant. I had the iodine-131 & am trying to stabilize everything, but two months out I feel it's an impossibility. I lost my job of 16 years over this, talk about adding insult to injury. They fired me 10 days before my known cancer surgery, A HOSPITAL. I just got married, #2 about 2 months ago and don't know how to live anymore. My mom has become my kids mother because I can't be out of bed for more than 10 minutes. I am home all day alone & don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be of utmost help. I have great insurance, I was thinking home health & in home physical therapy? Thanks!

September 7, 2015 - 10:04pm
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I had the same problem and had thyroid removed in August 2014 . I've been on synthroid ever since , started @ Low dose, then .150 , .175 & 200. Went back to .175 Now on .175 on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. And .150 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. All due to feeling bad, anxiety, and depression. All TSH test showed within normal range, still feel like crap . I don't know the answer, but getting disgusted with not feeling good all the time.

March 16, 2015 - 10:49am
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