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Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism After Thyroidectomy
43 yo healthy F, thyroidectomy 2012, on Synthroid & Cytomel with continued hypothyroid symptoms. Would like to try Naturethroid. Will dr consider rx?
Of course: B"sd Naturethyroid and Armour thyroid are made of dessicated livestock thyroid - I believe manufactured at the same facility. Accordingly, they contain the mix of thryoid hormones found in barns and pastures and have a bit more T3 - cytomel, relative to T4-synthroid. Much more convenient than split does replacement, but on the other hand allow for less flexible dosing plan s. Glad to discuss ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
I had a thyroidectomy several yrs ago, and most recent labs reveal TSH is 0.6 and T4 is 1.5 .. Y would I feel like I'm still hypothyroid symptoms?
Hi I am 27 years old and 8 months pregnant. I currently suffer from hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism(after thyroidectomy) and right now my potassium?
Need more info: Please, provide more info regarding your condition so we can properly address your question. ...Read more
Not likely: If you are having problems related to the size of your thyroid, such as choking symptoms, trouble swallowing or breathing, then thyroidectomy might help. If you are hypothyroid, your thyroid does not function well. Taking it out will not change that. Most people with hypothyroidism do not need to have their thyroid removed. ...Read more
I'm hypothyroidism, thyroidectomy 3 years ago, is it normal to have cold clammy feet? I had this before i got it taken out.
Could be: Thyroid disorders can cause several issues, including but not limited to cold or heat intolerance, etc. Other conditions, unrelated to thyroid can be a causative factor such as raynaud's syndrome, where a person can get cold feet and even cold hands at times. If the symptoms cause a major problem in your life, seek an evaluation for possible causes, as there can be tx to help. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?
Common: Hard to explain, but common finding. Many people with normal thyroids and circulation complain of this. If your TSH is normal there is no contribution from the thyroid. ...Read more
How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.
Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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