Apr 24, 2008
I was diagonosed with hyperthyroid in Oct of 07. It's a long story, but I couldn't take the meds, couldn't do radioactive iodine, so through thyroid strorms, heart problems, allergic reactions, I had to have my thyroid removed in Dec. Since the surgery, I have been taking synthroid. My dr. added cytomel in Feb. because my body wasn't producing any t3 on it own. I have gained 45 pounds, my hair is falling out (I have lost over half of my hair) and the WORST part is I have facial swelling and eye swelling!!! I look in the mirror and I don't even recognize myself!! I am depressed, and have no energy!!(oh, and the headaches) I just started on armour yesterday and I felt good for the first time since my surgery! I am hoping this swelling, and all of my hair falling out will end soon! Has anyone else gone through anything similar to this? I just got married right before my surgery and I am driving my husband nuts!!! I hope someone can give me some advice!!