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10 years after thyroid surgery

Hello, I had partial Thyroidectomy in 2008, they left my calcium glands in. I didn't have cancer. I have been gaining wait like crazy. I also started to have the feeling I had prior to the surgery: cough, the feeling of a lump, pressure, hair loss. my T3 and T4 always come back normal. I take my Levothyroxin 75 daily. I had hysterectomy two years ago with one of my ovaries still left inside. I am gaining wait, I have depression, mood swings,irritablility, foggy mind, fatigue.I have to take 30 minutes of nap daily to be able to function in the afternoon. I am either too cold or too warm. I have acid reflux. So I was thinking that it is acid reflux causing throat problems, but nowadays I feel this throat pressure.
Whenever I lay down I start to cough. I choke easily on anything, even water.
Thanks,
Any ideas of what should I do would help.
Adel
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649848 tn?1534633700
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What are your actual T4 and T3 levels?  Can you please post your current results, so we can see what they are?  Be sure to include reference ranges as ranges vary from lab to lab and have to come from your own report.  Also be sure to let us know if they are Free T4 and Free T3 or they are Total T4 and Total T3, as they aren't the same tests or give the same information.

Have you had any reproductive hormone tests?  If so, please post those results, with reference ranges, as well.  Imbalance of reproductive hormones can also cause weight gain and similar symptoms as hypothyroidism.

If you didn't have cancer, why did you have a partial thyroidectomy?
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I am going to have a blood test soon. I don't know those values yet. I had a partial thyroidectomy as I had three nodules and on of them was wrapped around my vocal cord. I was losing my voice. Also the doctor thought that it might be cancer. By the time he saw me they were big.
649848 tn?1534633700
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It sounds like you need an increase in the dosage of your Levothyroxine.  Even if your levels come back in the "normal" range, that doesn't mean they're normal for you.  We're all different and we all need different levels, so if yours are in the lower part of the range, they could be too low for you.

When you get the blood test results, please post them, along with their reference ranges and I'll be happy to take a look at them and let you know what I think.
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Thank you for your kindness. I really appreciate it. I am going in today.
Two years back my Levotyroxin was reduced. At that time I was foggy minded and it helped with that. Now I take 75mg
Two years back my Levotyroxin was reduced. At that time I was foggy minded and it helped with that. Now I take 75mg
Hello,
I got  the results back
                 Your Value                Standard Range
TSH 1.26 uIU/ml              0.34 - 5.60 uIU/ml
That was the only thing the dr. ordered.
That was the only thing the dr. ordered.
That was the only thing the dr. ordered.
649848 tn?1534633700
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Your TSH is normal, but without Free T4 and Free T3, I can't tell what's going on.  Can you get your doctor to order Free T4 and Free T3?  Those are the actual thyroid hormones and tell us how much is circulating in your blood.  TSH is only an indicator and doesn't tell the whole story.

Where are you located?
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I am in Spokane WA. Currently in hospital because of aggressive diarrhea. I will ask my doctor for it.
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