I had a partial thyroidectomy around 10 years ago. I had a large multi-nodular goiter, this had been needle biopsied and the results came back as 'inconclusive'. I was recommended to have the surgery. The tests results came back clear. Following the surgery I was told that my thyroid levels were fine & you could live happily with only 10% of your thyroid, without taking any medication. Initially , I went back every 6 months or so to have my thyroid levels re-checked. Again, I was told they were within the normal range and after a couple of years I was told I didn't need to be tested. However, since the surgery I have gained weight, been extremely tired and suffered constantly with pins & needles in hands (this wakes me up at night) & my feet get so cold. I had extremely heavy periods (I know that's a symptom) but had a endometrial ablation two years ago, which seems to have sorted that problem!
At the moment I could happily crawl into bed at 3pm everyday.... Everything seems such an effort. The turn in the weather hasn't helped! I have read books & articles about thyroid problems, in many of them people seem to complain they aren't taken seriously because there levels look OK on paper, but they still feel unwell. Does anyone have this problem?