Hi I had an overactive thyroid for 9years since age of 14, half of my thyroid was enlarged so had a huge lump in my neck because my thyroid has never been normal always over even with meds they couldn't stable my thyroid specialist told me to have it completely removed for the sake of my health when I get older, on there advice I went for the op and now I really wish I never did been 6weeks since my op I spent 10days in hospital instead of 4 as the thyroid surgeon had to remove 3 of 4 of my calcium glands that means straight after I came around from my op my hands was tingling(sign of low calcium) spent so many days on calcium drips in hospital was really ill my body went into shock as they messed me around not giving me calcium when I needed it but the same time I had this dizzy/light headedness straight from coming around from surgery. I've now got a calcium deficiency I'm on 18 calcium tablets aday, if that ent enough to deal with and the side affect of low calcium I'm having such a hard time with having no thyroid meaning I'm underactive I'm on 125mcg Levo (t4) and 20mcg livo (t3) I still feel like rubbish constantly tired minute I wake up I get out of bed for 10mins then I'm back in it all day my legs are so weak I've still got this light headedness no energy can't walk far, I have a 3year old son I can't even take him anywhere as I feel so ill, its depressing Ive put on 6lb was really slim but I liked my size 8 body that's another side affect I hate.. I get seen by my thyroid specialist every week to two weeks so blood tested then it says my bloods are normal with this dosage but I don't feel normal, my body used to be working so fast being overactive that I think I need to be on a higher dosage just to feel like my old self.. Has anyone else been in this position is there light at the end of the tunnel will I ever feel normal again how long did it take you? I honesty say I wouldn't recommend having the thyroid completely removed from being overactive it will change your life not for the good can cause more problem they you actually had. I'm 23 and I feel like my life has gone its depressing..