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    Old 02-19-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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    After lobectomy anyone who didn't need meds?

    Is there anyone out there who has had a lobectomy and not needed hormone replacement. If so where does your TSH and T4 and free T3 sit at. I have a much higher TSH 3.79 then I did before surgery but my freeT4 has stayed the same 0.99 range of 0.81-1.85.

     
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    Re: After lobectomy anyone who didn't need meds?

    Have you gone thru. the history of postings here on the topic? I seem to recall some people who didn't need meds. Also, my aunt had a lobectomy 40 years ago, never needed meds, so it's definitely possible for the thyroid tissue to take over and function for you.

     
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    Re: After lobectomy anyone who didn't need meds?

    How long ago was your surgery and how do you feel now? Your labs look like you're getting progressively more hypo. Free T4 is not the whole picture, see about getting a free T3 test. The rising TSH is a sign that you're not getting enough from your thyroid at present.

     
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    Re: After lobectomy anyone who didn't need meds?

    My surgery was 7 weeks ago, my free T3 level is 265 range of 230 to 420. Yes I agree I am becoming hypo but could this adjust on it's own at all. My guess is it is just wishful thinking> I did start synthroid, but was hoping I didn't need to.

     
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    Re: After lobectomy anyone who didn't need meds?

    Yes, your remaining thyroid can enlarge to meet all your hormone need, given time. No guarantees, but quite possible. Nothing wrong with helping it out with a little exogenous hormone in the meantime.

     
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