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I had a total thyroidectomy 8 years ago due to Graves Disease. my tsh is either under or over, can't get it to stabilize ?

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Dr. J. Scott Litton
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In brief: Thyroidectomy

When patients have had a thyroidectomy, generally they will need to take replacement thyroid hormone.
I always recommend taking brand name thyroid replacement hormone because generic medications will sometimes result in fluctuations in your TSH level. It is best to have the T4 level checked as well. Make sure that you take your thyroid replacement hormone one hour before breakfast.

In brief: Thyroidectomy

When patients have had a thyroidectomy, generally they will need to take replacement thyroid hormone.
I always recommend taking brand name thyroid replacement hormone because generic medications will sometimes result in fluctuations in your TSH level. It is best to have the T4 level checked as well. Make sure that you take your thyroid replacement hormone one hour before breakfast.
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