In March of 2017, I took a bladderwrack/seamoss supplement for 1 week that agitated my thyroid. After going to see endo learned that my preexisting thyroid nodual had increased in size to 1.2 cm. Subsequently after multi tests and biopsy I learned that I had papillary thyroid cancer. On October 30, 2017, my right thyroid lobe was removed with monitoring every 6 months, no metastasis, no RAI.
My pre-surgery blood labs: 10/20/17
TSH: 1.5 (0.450-4.500)
Free T3: 2.7 (2.0-4.4)
Free T4: 1.29 (0.82-1.77)
Ferritan, serum: 142 (15-150)
Magnesium: 4.7 (4.2- 6.8)
RT3: 11.8 (9.2-24.1)
Selenium: 127 (79-326)
Thyroid TPO Ab:16 (0-34)
Thyroid Stimulating Immo (Graves): 47 (0-139%)
Vitamin B12: 1812 (211-946)
Vitamin D: 60.7 (30.0/100.0)
Zinc: 93 (56-134)
After Surgery blood labs: 11/20/17
TSH: 4.190 (0.450-4.500
FreeT3: 2.7 (2.0-4.4)
Free T4: 1.16 (0.82-1.77)
After surgery hypo symptoms:
Back, wrist, hand, foot, toe pain
Dry flaky skin
My integrative doctor prescribed lowest dose of Armour for me initially but after first day of usage (December 9, 2017) I ended up in hospital for 3 days with afib—severe heart palpitations and high heart rate. Doctor therefore started me on low dose of Synthroid 25mcg on December 18th. Dr. Wants to start slowly because of my reaction to Armour. Will get blood work next week to determine dosage increase.
Dry skin and muscle aches have improved somewhat but still room for improvement. Insomnia and hair thinning is horrible since starting Synthroid. Can’t imagine what my hair will look like in a few more weeks. My hair was starting to thin after my surgery but now incredibly thin since Synthroid usage. Really shocking and unbelievable that hair can thin this rapidly!
I am afraid of NDT since my experience with Armour. I am really depressed and afraid. I am beginning to think that I should have allowed myself to die from cancer because my life is definitely worst post surgery. What am I to do? Help please.