I'm not sure where I am at the moment........I had a total thyroidectomy 2 months ago as a result of a goitre, saw the surgeon 2 weeks after the op and at that appointment he told me it was hashimotos. My next appointment with him is in September and I am sure at that appointment he will discharge me. I've not seen anyone else despite asking me GP for a referral to an endocrinologist for advice on.......well life after a thyroidectomy, my GP would not refer saying there is no need to see an endo as I should not have any problems now the thyroid has been removed, my energy is very much improved.......still get very tired by the end of the week and needing to sleep during the day but I am better except the pain in my hips, thighs, lower back and joints, I've still got insomnia which I've had for the last 2 years and I think I will have to accept that. I am taking 200 levothyroxine, vitamin D and calcium. This may sound silly so I apologise in advance but if the Hashimotos disease attacked the thyroid resulting in the thyroidectomy does that mean once removed the Hashimotos disease no longer exists? I read somewhere that if any cells are left following surgery the Hashimotos can attack the remaining cells, is this correct? I am a determined person and have a lot of questions but lack of support and understanding from my GP leaves me in the dark. I feel I need some answers so I can continue to improve........I am a busy person, with a life to live, I need to understand because I don't want to go back to where I was pre op, I won't live with this disease, but will let it live with me, where I take control not the disease. Any advise is so welcome......thank you.
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