I'm trying to find out how long it takes for the hypothalamic pituitary thyroid axis takes to recover after being suppressed for a long time (more than six months). There are research papers available but unfortunately in each case the researchers have carried out TRH stimulation tests, which completely invalidates the results!!!
Has anyone had a suppressed TSH (less than say, 0.1) for some time (due to high supplementation, goitre etc.), followed by a thyroidectomy (full or partial)? If so, how long was it before your pituitary started to pick up? I'd be very grateful for any help especially if you have some of the numbers also.