Hi, my 16 year old daughter had a full thyroidectomy last month following diagnosis of Hashimotos. Her thyroid was so full of cysts that she struggled to swallow, couldn't turn her head properly so couldn't get comfortable to sleep and she got short of breath easily (not to mention it made her feel self conscious as it was very visible!). Those symptoms are now gone but she's still feeling a bit rubbish, really tired, so I thought I'd post her results from last week (6 weeks post op):
Free T4 19.38 (range 12-22)
TSH 4.410 (range 0.270-4.200)
Albumin 46 (range 35-50)
Serum calcium 2.48 (range 2.2-2.6)
Adjusted calcium 2.44 (range 2.20-2.60)
The consultant increased her thyroxine from 100 to 150 on this basis, should she feel better soon?? Is there anything else to consider?
Thanks all, Dawn