Re: Starting Fresh - looking at thyroid removal
I'm sorry that your ignorant doctors have kept you ill all these years. Keep pushing until you find not just treatment, but optimal treatment for your hypothyroidism.
The fact that you once tried Synthroid and it didn't help is meaningless. It likely wasn't at the right therapeutic dose. Or you might have needed T3 in addition to the T4-only Synthroid. You could completely recover with Synthroid if it were the right dose for you. Or a natural dessicated thyroid might be a better fit. It isn't just a matter of throwing a tiny prescribed bit of hormone at the problem. It has to be the right amount of hormone for your body's needs.
You may want to rethink the kelp tablets. A Hashimoto's ravaged gland can't make use of that extra iodine. Most Hashi's patients feel far worse when they take it. Hashi's isn't a matter of iodine shortage; it's often due to iodine overload.
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln