I had my Thyroid removed in 2011. It took me 4 years to fully recover. I was taking Levothyroxine in various doses and feeling terrible. My hands were swollen and burned through the night. My joints ached and it was difficult moving and just functioning. I changed to Whole Thyroid and a range of supplements. I have an exercise regime that includes breathing and 400 push-ups a week as well as swimming.I was 70 2 weeks ago. There is light through the tunnel if you believe.