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I am 3 wks post-op total thyroidectomy re:nodules & tumor.
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I am 3 wks post-op total thyroidectomy re:nodules & tumor.

I am wondering about dizziness post-op.  I began taking 50 mcg synthroid 10 dys after surgery.  Within days, I was having an allergic reaction, so I began taking Armor 30mg which caused major heart palpitations.  I changed back to synthroid 25mcg - brand name in hopes that it was the binders that created the allergic reaction.  I felt "light headed" soon after taking 1st meds, then vertigo...apparently brought on by the allergic reaction which has subsided after a few days on Benadryl.  I continue to have dizziness EVERY morning...oh, to wake up feeling fully functional! What is causing this dizziness?
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You should talk to your doctor but you could be having a reaction to the dyes/fillers in the synthroid.  50 mg of synthroid doesn't have all the fillers.   I take 100 mg of synthroid every day but I take 2 - 50mg tablets and voila...no more dizziness.   You're also only 3 weeks post-op; takes a while for your body to figure things out.
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I was dizzy for weeks after my total thyroidectomy. It did go away.

Synthroid needs to be taken at the same time every day, a half hour before you eat in order to work effectively.
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Thank you for your posts!  It turns out dizziness caused by fluid in both ears probably a result of allergic reaction.  It is good to know that 2 50's have less fillers than 1 100.
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