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Extreme fatigue two and a half weeks post thyroidectomy. I have normal labs. Is this normal?

Extreme fatigue two and a half weeks post thyroidectomy. I have normal labs. Is this normal?

Yes, can be: There are many reasons to have these feelings after surgery and i tell my patients that you may take several weeks to physically and psychologically recover. It may be too early to check your tsh. They may be lagging behind your true thyroid hormone levels. You should be rechecked after 4-5 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more


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Total thyroidectomy and fatigue: is it normal to feel so fatigued? Taking levithyroxin 125. Levels normal.

Total thyroidectomy and fatigue:  is it normal to feel so fatigued?  Taking levithyroxin 125. Levels normal.

Fatigue: Yes. Although you are on levothyroxine and your tests are "normal" this does not mean you are normal. If so you would not be seeking further care. Talk to your doctor there are other thyroid preparations and sometimes you can get a better response to those. ...Read more

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How would pregnancy symptoms differ after a total thyroidectomy? Will I be more sick, fatigued, etc.

How would pregnancy symptoms differ after a total thyroidectomy? Will I be more sick, fatigued, etc.

Not much: Tsh, fsh, and lh all share a common "arm" as hormones produced by the pituitary gland. However, while there is some cross reactivity, pregnancy is much more complex than just a thyroid hormone alteration. You will still need to be on replacement (synthyroid) therapy, but it will not affect your pregnancy per se. ...Read more

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^d-dimer270 so CT scan was done- clear.Lately having palp, low energy, fatigued, feeling like i'm not getting enough air in.Thyroidectomy 5/31. Cause?

^d-dimer270 so CT scan was done- clear.Lately having palp, low energy, fatigued, feeling like i'm not getting enough air in.Thyroidectomy 5/31. Cause?

Many possibilities: Your symptoms of palpitation, low energy though not specific can be associated with thyroid dysfunction. With your other medical issues, it would be wise to consult with your doctor sooner rather than later. If not recently checked, you may need to check a tsh, but also ekg to make certain that your heart rhythm is normal. As for not enough air, again nonspecific, but indicates need for a checkup. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy almost year ago. Blood work came back TSH 99. 175 mcg. Extreme fatigue and noticed a lump where the incision is? Should I be concerned?

Thyroidectomy almost year ago. Blood work came back TSH 99. 175 mcg. Extreme fatigue and noticed a lump where the incision is? Should I be concerned?

Yes: Have you been taking replacement medication? Your thyroid function is very low. Please consult your doctor to adjust the does of your medication. You symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Some sinus post nasal drip dailyTotal thyroidectomy in January 2015 taking B12 and last blood TSH .065. Get very fatigue at noon . Adj.med. why tired?

Some sinus post nasal drip dailyTotal thyroidectomy in January 2015 taking B12 and last blood TSH .065. Get very fatigue at noon . Adj.med. why tired?

See doctor: There are many potential answers. TSH value suggests that your thyroid replacement dose may be too high which can make you exhausted after a period of hyperactivity (as well as osteoporosis). Sinus infection can also lead to fatigue. Thus you need to see your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy in 1/2015 . My first blood work .065 TSH. Levitroid 125. Mg. doctor said take it M-F. I'm having bad fatigue, Sleepy why?

Total thyroidectomy in 1/2015 .  My first blood work .065 TSH.   Levitroid 125. Mg.  doctor said take it  M-F.  I'm having bad fatigue,   Sleepy why?

Adjustment: You are going through an adjustment to new hormonal balance. Do follow your doctor's advise regarding dose of thyroid medication. Start exercising with gradually increasing intensity. Start with walking half hour a day. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy 2 months back&I131 therapy 1week back 2 inactivate remnant tissue.Hav dizziness, tiredness, sleepy.Hear moaning while sleeping, reason?

Thyroidectomy 2 months back&I131 therapy 1week back 2 inactivate remnant tissue.Hav dizziness, tiredness, sleepy.Hear moaning while sleeping, reason?

Call your doc: Would definitely recommend that you call 1 of the docs involved in your care and have a thorough physical, including labs. While some of the symptoms you describe are common following I131, some others I do not recognize as side effects. Electrolyte abnormalities are notorious in the recovery period. Did you already start taking thyroid replacement pills? ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy 2011. Fatigue, fullness/noise in ears, anxiety, depression, achy joints. Tsh is 20.76. When will I feel better? Levo inc. 3 days ago

Thyroidectomy 2011.  Fatigue, fullness/noise in ears, anxiety, depression, achy joints.  Tsh is 20.76. When will I feel better?  Levo inc. 3 days ago

Hypothyroidism: Your TSH level is quite high and should be brought down to below 5. Many of your symptoms may be related to your lack of adequate thyroid hormone replacement. You also have a new born which adds to the stress and fatigue. Are you dealing with postpartum depression? You may a tleast temporarily need an antidepressant while your thyroid hormone is normallized levels which may take several months. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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