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Menopause, on Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety, low sex interest and challenging for orgasm. Thyroidectomy /hypo, What med. May be alternative for anxiety? Help?

Menopause, on Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety, low sex interest and challenging for orgasm. Thyroidectomy /hypo, What med. May be alternative for anxiety? Help?

Talk to your doctor: Tell your doctor about your symptoms. There are alternatives for you that might help improve your quality of life. Your doctor might consider adding or switching medication. For instance, Wellbutrin has a lower risk of sexual side effects. It does tend to be stimulating and can increase anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) can be added for anxiety and it also can help with sexual side effects. Hope this helps.

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Is there a connection between those who have papillary thyroid cancer (total thyroidectomy) infertility issues, and early onset of perimenopause?

Is there a connection between those who have papillary thyroid cancer (total thyroidectomy) infertility issues, and early onset of perimenopause?

Apples oranges: Unrelated diseases, after total thyroidectomy if thyroid hormone is replaced adequately will not effect fertility, or give early on set of peri- menopause, if any radiation was given to pelvis will result those two problems.

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No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015. Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?

No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015. Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?

Menopause or Both: It could be both. If there is no contraindication, consider Estroven or estrogen replacement but definitely discuss with your gynecologist or FP doctor.

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Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Will I gain weight after thyroidectomy?

Thyroid and weight: Appropriate treatment soon after thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) should include thyroid hormone replacement. This should provide adequate amount of thyroid hormone so that there should be no impact on weight.

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How long is the typical recovery from a thyroidectomy?

How long is the typical recovery from a thyroidectomy?

1 week: Light physical activity was recommended after thyroidectomy for 1 week. Pain is usually mild after thyroidectomy!

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When should I start exercising after having a thyroidectomy?

When should I start exercising after having a thyroidectomy?

2 weeks: I usually recommend my patients to avoid exercising and heavy lifting for two weeks following thyroid surgery.

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After? A thyroidectomy will you always have to take medication?

Yes: After a thyroidectomy, you will need thyroid hormone replacement since the thyroid is no longer there.

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What is the best diet for a person after a total thyroidectomy?

What is the best diet for a person after a total thyroidectomy?

No best diet: The most important thing you need to do after a total thyroidectomy is to take your thyroid hormone replacement. There is no specific diet which is best but if you were hyperthyroid you will tend to regain lost weight and watching your total calories is a good idea.

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I just had a total thyroidectomy, will I lose weight?

I just had a total thyroidectomy, will I lose weight?

You shouldn't: Your doctor will supplement you with just enough thyroid hormone to keep your metabolic rate normal for you.

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Why am I gaining weight after my total thyroidectomy?

Why am I gaining weight after my total thyroidectomy?

Metabolism: After the thyroid is removed, the body still needs thyroxin to help in metabolic processes. Perhaps the amount of synthetic or natural thyroxin replacement needs to be adjusted.

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Will my singing voice return after total thyroidectomy?

Will my singing voice return after total thyroidectomy?

It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good.

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Side effects of thyroidectomy - any possible bad things?

Side effects of thyroidectomy - any possible bad things?

Thyroidectomy: This would not be done unless absolutely necessary. Any surgery can have complications such as infection swelling etc. Later complications can come from scarring and the need for thyroid medication for the rest of your life - you could not be without it ever! Review with the surgeon or at least get a second opinion if you are not sure!

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Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Can thyroidectomy (sub-total) affect fertility in women?

Only if...: Thyroid levels are not normal. Prolactin should also always be checked in thyroid conditions.

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I am losing weight after partial thyroidectomy, is this ok?

I am losing weight after partial thyroidectomy, is this ok?

Variable: I think it would depend on other health issues. Are you already underweight? Are there other symptoms? Are you on thyroid hormone supplementation? What is your TSH level?

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What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

What foods should a post-subtotal thyroidectomy patient eat?

Advance diet: You may have a sore throat for a few days due to intubation (a tube was in your throat during surgery). Your sore throat will resolve in a few days. Advance from a soft diet.

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

It'd be a good idea: To speak with an endocrinologist to help you sort out whether or not you need a thyroidectomy. If endocrinologist thinks its reasonable to get surgery, they can refer you to an endocrine or ENT surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate you and also decide if they think surgery is indicated. Choosing surgery is a big choice so getting good opinions is important.

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Why don't you get a calcitonin insufficiency after thyroidectomy?

Why don't you get a calcitonin insufficiency after thyroidectomy?

You do: But it is not essential for life so you don't need to replace it.

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