I'm new to this forum and reading your posts has made me feel as if I am not being a hypocondriate!!!
I had my Thyroid removed over 2 years ago, it was not the smoothest of operations, apparently I nearly died & had to have a second operation within 30 mins of leaving the first operation when they couldn't stop the bleeding. Now I'm not sure if this has had any impact on issues since but its not been plain sailing since. I have suffered with severe depression, anxiety, lethergy and various other symptoms that was put down to 'work related stress' which resulted in me giving up work. Since then I have found my thyroid levels have not been stable and no one can tell me why they fluctuated, apparently its 'one of those things'. It has taken over a year to get my thyroid levels stable - I have to alternate between 125mg & 150mg of Levothyroxine every other day as 125mg was too low & 150mg was too high. On my last test which was a month ago I was told it was border line but 'within tolerance levels' and if I was a member of my doctors family he would certainly be happy with those results . Despite this I seem to have developed sensitivity to change in temperature, just a slight drop in temperature makes me freezing and difficult to warm up again. I am still getting palpitations, continually feel lethargic, I have difficulty getting my words out on occasions forgetting names of those in my family , I have a tingling & numbness in my hands & feet and I have certainly lost my labido and find it very difficult to get motivated. My doctor says its not as a result of my thyroid as my levels are OK. I really don't know what my results are as they are never shared with me & I never think to ask for them. My last test did include a cholesterol test as I have developed fatty white spots under my eyes and a Vitamin B12 test, they to came back as 'OK'. I have been referred to a neurologist for the numbness in my hands and feet, the rest I am being told could be me hitting the menopause. As a result I have been looking on the net for answers. I have started to take multivitamins and glucosomine to help with the stiffness of my joints.
Can I ask, is this the normal pattern of those who have had their thyroid removed?? I have totally given up with my doctor as he makes me feel as if its all in my mind and my husband thinks a lot of it is in my mind as well............. these are real issues for me, what can I do to approach these issues better??