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Hi there I am new to this forum but I have been struggling the last two years since a total thyroidectomy. I am on 125mcgs of levothyrooxine and since the operation I have put 3 stone on always feel teary and tired and have no energy. I have had my bloods checked and my gp says everything is normal and has put me on citalopram to stop me feeling this. It isn't really helping and I have never felt depressed or like this in my entire life. Has anyone had anything similar happen?

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Hi NatPB, welcome to the forum.

The first step to getting well, is to get a copy of your blood test results. It is your legal right to have a copy under the Data Protection Act of 1998. You need to know exactly what was tested, and exactly what the result was.

There is not such thing as 'normal', when it comes to thyroid, because we are all individuals. And, 'normal' is just your doctor's opinion, not necessarily fact. Doctors know so little about thyroid, and how to interpret blood tests. So, it's time to take things in hand and learn as much as you can. Start by posting your results on here - with the ranges - and we will explain them to you. :)


Thank you so much for replying what blood tests should I ask for?


The ones that were done last. I'm not talking about new tests, I'm talking about getting the results of your last set of tests. Ask the receptionist for a copy. That's the best place to start.


I got my results my last tests were January TSH 0.05 and T4 16 does that make and sense to anyone?? Sorry!


Not without the range for the FT4, it doesn't, I'm afraid.


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