I had my thyroid removed in early 2005 after a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. I had Stage 1 Papillary Cancer. Each year since, I have gone off my Synthroid each year and had a full body scan (I believe it is an I-131), and have been cancer free each time. The whole process is very debilitating for me. I have had to stop working because of it. My blood takes longer than average to rid itself of the medication, and then takes longer to reabsorb once I start back on it. Basically, about the time I get to feeling somewhat ok, it's time to do it again. I have to do this for 2 more years, then once every 5 years. and then eventually, just a blood test yearly. I have a great endocrinologist, and see him every 6 months, and have my levels checked as my doctor instructs. My problem is that I never feel good. I am on meds for depression, a mood stabilizer, Xanax for panic and anxiety attacks, and hormone replacement therapy, as I had a full hysterectomy 10 years ago. I feel like I have a plague! I am about 40 pounds overweight now, and it seems that no amount of diet and exercise make me feel any better. Is there life after thyroid removal? Is there a special diet for people like me? I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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