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Old 06-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Ihad my thyroid removed in 1997. Aftet my surgery I was o amour thyroid for several years. i have now beem off my meds for close o 8 years. I just recently wrnt to clinic dor a blood panel done to get back on meds. my tsh level is .894.... so the dr said i dont need meds...this concerns me...suggestions?

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Hello Welcome to Thyroid Board
You should ask to have at least your FT4 checked (FT3 too if possible), TSH truly doesn't tell you the whole story. If your freeTs are on the low side and you have symptoms you should get your meds back. I'm sure you didn't have all of your thyroid removed - one cannot live without a thyroid if one's is not taking thyroid supplementation.

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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No I did not have all removed, I still have both right side para thyroid glands. I am most positive that the left lobe and para thyroids were removed. I am almost positive that both lobes were removed, I do recall that they had problems getting everything out and I have about a 5-6"" scar across my neck due to the growth/tumor was so large.

I do understand one can not live with any thyroid glands and must be on supplements, that is why I am so concerned.

I am also confused as to why the dr did not order the t3 and t4 test, especially since I specifically told them that I need to have a thryoid panel done due to the fact I have been with out my meds for so long.

After getting my test results back from the dr.s office and being informed I dont need the meds, and was asked why I thought I needed them (even though I have gone thru the surgery).... so now I am at a cross road and dont know which direction to go to. Do I find a specialist to see me or find another GP dr to treat me....
I am also a cash patient...I currently dont have health insurance...

Can the parathyroid sustane me, and if so for how long?

I am almost 42 and I have also had a complete hysterectomy...I do not currently take hrt's either...as I use to, but I had a dr remove me from it telling me the bads out weighed the goods...

I am starting to notice some symptoms from not having any meds at all...

my memory is getting really bad, I feel tired all the time, my libido is way down, I am loosing my hair and I have been noticing as of late irregular heart beat at times....

 
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NDo I find a specialist to see me or find another GP dr to treat me....
You don't necessarily need a specialist, any doctor with proper knowledge of thyroid function and willingness to listen to the patient may do. Do you have any friends with thyroid disease that could help you with finding a good doc? Sometimes one can get some advice at the pharmacy too. If you have a hard time getting those labs run it may be possible to use the services of some online lab (not allowed to mention names, and I'm not sure if they're available in every US state).

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