I had a total thyroidectomy 8 weeks ago. I returned to work yesterday and am regretting it already as working at the computer is causing me pain in my neck and I'm crying all the time. At home I thought I was OK apart from the fact that 3 weeks ago I hit a wall where my energy levels dropped dramatically and I became very depressed, presumably my levothyroxine levels are not correct (I was on 150mg). I asked my doctor to sign me fit for work and he reduced my levo to 125 mg but didn't give me my blood results.
My boss makes sympathetic sounds then threatens my keeping my job due to long term sickness if I go off again.
I don't know if I'm best sticking the pain out as it's short term while my body is getting used to working again or if I'm doing my body more damage by doing this. How long have other people been off after this op?