Hi, this is my first post on here. I’m looking for some clarification.
I have been diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism which have resulted in a toxic Goiter (enlarged thyroid). This is noticeable and is giving me extreme anxiety. My endocrinologist doctor advised that either radioactive treatment or Thyroidectomy is needed to remove the Goiter as it won’t reduce with meds. Obviously surgery is quite extreme, but one thing I’m worried about is the weight gain after this surgery. There’s loads of horror stories about re people who gain 20-30 pounds and hardly eat etc after having thyroid removed. Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this - I understand that it can take a while post op to get the correct thyroxine dose but is weight gain likely?