Thyroid UK

How soon does your Medication change after Op?

Hi everyone.

Can anyone on this site help with this question please.

I had my left thyroid gland removed 5 days ago.

Just wondered about the meds I am taking

PTU 50mg twice a day and propranol 160mg once a day.

My parter thinks I dont need to be on any medication now as I have had my op.

But I am diagnosed with graves disease???


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I agree with your partner


I am going to sort something out today that's for sure. Thanks for your reply. I hate having to take medication if its not necessary.


Wonder if they are leaving you on PTU in case your thyroid flares up like it can sometimes after you have RAI?

Don't know if that can happen after a thyroidectomy.

I've been thinking about it over the weekend and wonder if that could be the reason. Hopefully you'll find out soon anyway.


Waiting for phone call from my Endo's secretary today will keep you informed, thanks for your concern, very much appreciated.

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somewhat more likely they have not given any of it a thought

after thyroidectomy your likely to go HYPOTHYROID so tablets for life will be nessecary

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I think Its because I went for my operation on a cancellation, so everything was all done within a couple of days.

I am waiting for a phone call from my endo's secretary and have explained my hopefully will be sorted out sooner rather than later.

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