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tired after thyroidectomy

2 mo ago had a thyroidectomy due to enlarged thyroid related to autoimmmune disorder. Since barely able to make it through day.  Wake up tired,muscle aches, headaches, had nausea,abd pain now gone. I know by having 1 autoimmune disorded I am prone to have another.Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with me? Thyroid levels are normal.Also having mental fogginess,can't remember things. Please help me I am starting to get depressed.Thanks, Lori
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Hi Lori,

What are your thyroid levels acutally?  Did they check FT3 and FT4 as well as TSH?  For a woman, your TSH should be around 1 to feel good.  

What meds are you on?  Some people feel better on T3/T4 combination or dessicated thryoid rather than just T4, which is the normal conventioanl approach.

There is a website by a lady called Mary Shomon which has a lot of good information.  You'll find it easily if you type her name and 'thyroid' into your browser.

Yes,, it is possible to have other autoimmune conditions in combination with thryoid problems, but likely you need to get your thryoid properly managed first.  

Best wishes

Sally
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It took me about a year to feel better and my old self again after my TT. I am amazed your levels are normal after only 2 months. What medicine are you on? It also took that long to get my TSH regulated.
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Hello I would definately see a good immunologist. Yes, unfortunately once you have an autoimmune disease it does make you at greater risk to have another. I have hypothyroidism, MBL deficiency and autoimmune urticaria. Because of my immunodeficiency I have aquired these autoimmune diseases as well. My generic thyroid levels were normal however if you have an immunologist dig deeper and run some complements tests on you TH you might find out some helpful info. I have the mental fogginess and the CRS (cant remember ****) syndrome also :) But I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which lowers your thyroid functions. Maybe seeing a rheumatologist might help as well?
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How can degenerative discs, tendons, joints, peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis and allergies be contected other that saying that they are autoimmune problems?
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Are you taking your thryoid medication with anything or with food? This was a HUGE problem for me when I had my thyroid out in Dec 07. I was told in hospital to have it with my breakfast and with my calcium tablets...3 months later I was ready to murder anybody! Found out since that you need to wait at least an hour before food and at least 2 before any other medications, vitamins etc.
This could well be your problem. Or the medication is not enough yet. At 2 months your natural levels will be just about all gone and the medication starting to kick in. Give it a few more weeks and if you still feel bad get your levels checked again.
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I had thyroidectomy last month.  I am exhausted and feel like I have the flu when I get up.  Now taking 137 mcg of synthroid.  I also have autoimmune disease, myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder which causes muscle weakness.  I had the myasthenia under control with meds when I got cancer in thyroid nodules.  No one told me I would be so tired. My son-in-law told me to take a protein drink.  I can hardly function.  What to do?  This is not living.  I am 66 and feel 86.
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