Am new here but thought now would be a good time to join and learn even more about my condition. A bit like shutting the stable door once the horse has bolted I guess but I feel I will need support in the coming months.
Briefly, I was diagnosed with graves 9 Yrs ago,
Have been on alot of meds, preds, methotrexate, block & replace (everything)! have had eye lid retraction surgery 2 Yrs ago, double squint surgery last year & finally my consultant considered me as no longer being of child bearing age so they agreed to do a total thyroidectomy 5 days ago.
Currently recovering 🤔 at home after a 3 night stay in hospital, have been released with 125micrograms of levo to take once a day along with adcal-d3 calcium tabs (2 x day).
I still have tingling hands and feet, awful cough & trying to be optimistic about the future as I'm telling myself it has to be better than the past 9 Yrs I've struggled through but I am worried.
I have my 1st bloods booked in on 17th Dec & stitches to be removed 18 Dec, & check up in 4-6 wks (this seems along time to wait) 🤔 have no faith in my endocrine department (due to past exp) to get my medication right, leaving me with low serum vit d levels for over 3 yrs so was wondering if anybody else has had problems with the correct dosage of levo after a TT or how long it took for their bodies to feel 'normal' again?also any tips on healthy eating without a thyroid, dos & don't?
The scar doesn't worry me just the recovery & possible ups & downs still every day due to levels.
Thank you for reading & I look forward to learning alot 😀