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Old 11-13-2001, 03:37 PM   #1
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The short version of the story is my TSH was 148 5 wks after having the second half of my thyroid out for a growing goiter.(Sept 13) 1st half 11 yrs ago(adenoma0
I felt HORRIBLE,but, was so bad I couldn't see how bad I was.After surgery they kept me on my orginial dose.025 levoxyl and said it would suffice. At my 6 wk follow-up the endocrinologost put me on .125 synthroid and several days later I got put on.25 cytomel for 10 days. I am not seeing that endocrinologist anymore and now my family MD just put me back on Cytomel for another 7 days. (It's a long story)

Anybody with experience of how soon I would feel better.The tired is not as bad and my mind is working again,but, the muscle twitching(calcium is OK), muscle pain,carpal tunnel and joint pain is still bad. I can't get straight answers .Anthing I have had or have involvong nerve pain has been bad(I have trigeminal neuralgia ,sciatica and carpal tunnel)I feel the flareups are related to the hypothyroidism.

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Old 11-13-2001, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: TSH/post-op

Hi lillylou,
I hope you are feeling better every day!

It can take 6-8 weeks to feel a change after changing med dose, and some symptoms may take much longer to go away.
That your mental fog is clearing is a good indication.
You may still need a higher dose of med, though.

About the muscle pain, you may need magnesium, too, to balance the calcium. I read we need twice as much magnesium as calcium, backing off both proportionally if the stool becomes loose.

I bumped up a thread with some of our stories, that you may find interesting/helpful.

Do you know your test results? If not, it is wise to get copies for your own records.
If you do, post them here, and we will try to help.

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