Just a general consensus about 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroid with a sexy Groiter in my neck. For the next couple of years i was on meds but at times didnt take them *work life made it hard to attend frequent dr and blood test. I had the tremors hyperactiveness and (i cried) some hair loss about 3 years ago I had a total thyroideptomy (aparently text book perfect saw all 4 of my calcium nodguals) it was in my healing process i went a bit reaserch mad... the 1 page handout just told me about after care. But know the darker side of 'hypothyroidism' is weight gain. I looked up various diets and tips from around the world... all seemed to big up palio which to me seems like a fad..... i love my food and wangled down to basics that would be easy to live by and majority of sites all seemed to agree on these( 30 mins before breakfast take your meds. Reduce caffeine avoid coffee (No way i dont wake up till ive had my coffee!). Avoid all soya (invludes the stuff in chocolate and convinance foods) strawberried and peaches (later found out high in iron) 1 portion of iron vegtables eg broccoli and No grapes of any kind (bye wine). Any how it took a while but i noticed all this informaton on the web not once did my drs tell me any information on what i was living with (or what can happen if i dont have meds) or advice links. So my question is does anyone else have a lack of knowledge about their thyroid and how to have a happy thyroidism? Or is it just my bad luck?