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    Old 12-07-2015, 07:23 PM   #1
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    Thyroidectomy TSH High?

    Two weeks post-op and feeling horrible.. Went to the hospital today for chest pain, nausea, dizzy/lighthead, nausea, headache, exhaustion. After a urine sample, ECG & blood work the only thing that showed up was high TSH at 9.74. The Dr. said this is normal after thyroidectomy surgery. However, my Synthroid dosage remains the same at 100 mcg although I feel maybe I need a higher dose? I want to get back to feeling normal and able to work again. My job is very physical and deals with driving so dizzy heads and fatigue concern me.. Any thoughts? Should I seek a 2nd opinion? Thanks

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    Re: Thyroidectomy TSH High?

    I'm sorry you're having such trouble.
    I know you want everything to be 'normal' again ASAP, but it takes time to get the dose right. It needs to be the same amount of hormone that your gland used to produce, and it's a matter of trial and error to figure out what that amount was. Then it takes time to adjust to the final dose. Changing doctors at this point won't speed up the process any.

    I hate to have to say it, but you need to steel yourself to the probability that you'll need several dose adjustments before you find your best one. Hang in there till that happens.
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