You have all been so supportive on here and so wanted to put some thoughts that Ive had out there.
I had my left half of my thyroid removed about a month a go. After feeling pretty rough for a while, the last week (due to my husband being ill) I have had to resume normal activities and have been pushing myself to do lots of walking, some Pilates and have been to the gym once (although had to stop a couple of exercises as I felt light headed).
My results of my blood test have come back and my consultant has advised that my TSH is raised at 5.46 (normal 0.27 to 4.2) but my T4 is in range at 16.2. He wants to leave me for about 4 weeks to see if the thyroid returns to normal (which I am happy to do) then re-do bloods and if tsh is raised then to look at Thyroxine medication.
My question is that I am quite apprehensive about starting meds as I have read that it can take a while to get levels right and I have wondered if I can function without.
On saturday I did feel very strange, my eyesight was wrong and I couldn't count out £2.90 in the cafe. I forget words and then by the evening felt a massive wave of total exhaustion so had to go to bed!
So it may be that the thyroid rights itself but it may not and just wondered what peoples experiences were and if they tried to manage without meds. Maybe with complementary practices (acupuncturist) although am completely aware that these methods are complementary and not alternative.