I had a total thyroidectomy about 3 weeks ago and also had the tingling feelings for a few days. It all went away about a week later. It had something to do with the parathyroid being in shock and also the fact that my surgeon accidentally took out 2 of them along with my thyroid
He only told me to take 2 tums daily to increase my calcium level. Once the calcium level is normal, the tingling feeling is gone. Now my calcium level is normal. When my calcium level fell, all my hands and feet are very stiff. I got panic but after I took 3 tums, I felt better.
I saw that my weight increased rapidly in the past 4 days or so. I think it's because I just started taking Synthroid 2 days ago. They didn't tell me where to get the prescription for Synthroid, so I waited until I see my surgeon again for follow up meeting about 11 days post op. Then I have to wait another 2 weeks until I got a chance to see my physician. When I saw my surgeon, he told me that the hormone in my body is good for 2 weeks after the surgery. After that I have to start the replacement. But my physician was fully booked for a week. I was hypo for a few days which was horrible. But after taking Synthroid I feel much better.
Get a lot of rest! Take care of yourself.