I know that "normal" may be a relative term but I was wondering what I will be facing after almost 2 weeks post TT. My Endocrinologist states that it may take some time for my levels to even out after TT. I trust her but I still would like to see the numbers I will be aiming for. Pathology was done on my thyroid at the time of removal but report has not come in yet...should be by the time I go in for my 2 week check up. Surgeon did not think it looked "suspicious" to the naked eye after removal but...
BTW...is it common to have problems sleeping after TT? I was doing fine until last night and have only been taking synthroid for about 3 weeks. I am on 150 mcg per day. I am also on 1000 mg of Oscal with Vitamin D per day and another 1000 mg of Calcium per day due to a low Calcium level post surgery.
150mcg of synthroid may be a little high for the average post TT patient, but usually it is weight/gender based. it takes about 4-5 weeks to achieve reliable labs and target TSH is debatable -- but around 1.0 is the goal for most....unless this ends up being a thyroid cancer -- where a lower TSH is desirable.
Sleeping problems are not usual after TT but may be related to synthroid dose...
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.