Hello everyone my name is Andrea I am 52 year old mum of 2 and 2 grandchildren. Last Thursday I had a total thyroidectomy. Immediately after surgery I felt great, they kept me in for 2 days in which time I felt on top of the world. Mobile and happy lchatting away to all the doctors, nurses and staff. And other patients, I cheered everyone up. They only started me on the levythroxine the day I was discharged. 125mcg. I felt positive, well, happy and full of energy as I said my goodbyes. Then almost as soon as I got home. I was a bumbling wreck. My movements and speech had slowed right down. And I was a jittery anxious wreck. Bless my daughter who held me like a baby, and looked after me. The next morning I was abs terrified to take that drug again, so going by sites I’d researched where they work out dose by weight, I worked out I should be on 90mcg. So I took that the next 2 morning. I wasn’t a jittery anxious wreck anymore, but I was very very down, crying by the minutes. And still slowed right down, with no energy to even lift my head up. I rang the hosp ward and spoke to one of the lovely doctors whom I’d met in there. He advised I up the dose. So today I have taken 110mcg. I feel somewhat better, in my head. And self. And also find I feel better going to bed and soon as i wake up. I feel after 2 hours of the thyroxine in my system tho, I drop again. I know it’s early days. But I’m terrified by all the horror stories of ppl post thyroidectomy. And also horror stories about the levythroxine. Please can someone assure me things will get better. Iv read so many things about, how it’s not just T4 but how u convert T4 to T3 and how the adrenals might now be affected, and insulin levels etc. I’m finding it hard to be positive with all this. I did suffer years with hyperthyroidism but I was always bright n bubbly, with life in me. Well I feel they have took my battery out. My mojo. And it’s going to be a minefield/battlefield to find my balance. Also bf had already booked us to go krakow 2nd Dec. I only had my op last Thursday. Do u guys think I’ll be ok? And any advice. Please help me see some light. I feel desperate!!