Have you seen this (it was posted awhile ago by someone from this group)
video of Dr Sherry Tenpenny’s presentation (thyroid stuff):
If not, I'd urge you to watch it before getting anything surgically removed. For me it was an eye opener along with some books.
I was suspecting Hashimotos for myself as symptoms over 13 years have varied between hyper-hypo-hyper, but blood tests excluded that last year. An ultrasound of neck though showed a multinodular goitre. I was hesitating long and hard, and researching, if iodine supplement would make me worse or better, but in the end started to take it: 6.25mg of iodine per day (ProThera's Iodine Complex).
As I suffer from multiple health conditions myself, I wanted to share with you the following for liver support - maybe you are using them already?:
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) - is a powerful antioxidant, and among other things, exceptionally potent as a protector and regenerator of liver tissue. I take it in capsule form every day, but for example flax seed oil contains it as well. ALA was isolated from liver tissue in 1951. It turns out that human cells, especially in the liver, naturally produce ALA, although as we grow older we make less and less of it.
Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum) - has a wide range of actions, much of it on the liver. It stimulates the regeneration of damaged liver tissue and will tonify, restore and normalize liver function. It will reduce liver and spleen inflammation and is particularly useful in combination with red root. Milk thisle is spcifically indicated in cirrhosis or severe liver impairment, acute or chronic hepatitis, elevated liver enzymes, bile insufficiency, liver or spleen inflammation, feelings of abdominal pressure, fatigue, poor appetite. This herb is one of the most extensively studied in clinical trial. Milk thistle is a food-grade herb=it is about as dangerous as potatoes!
(source: Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections by Stephen H. Buhner)
I have sent some Dr Stuart's Liver Detox tea to someone who was very ill and heavily treated for hepatitis, the person said that this tea helped him to relax and sleep better.