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Thyroid Disorders board


My sister is almost 52 years old. Her thymus was radiated when she was an infant. She has had horrible migraines for several years, with no cause found for them. After the tumor removal, the headaches went away.

Her thyroid is/was not enlarged, but she has been on Synthroid for decades...I'm not sure if the Synthroid was to suppress her TSH due to the childhood radiation or if she was hypo and needed medication. I do know that they have lowered her dose as her levels were heading hyper just before the surgery.

If I remember, I'll ask her more about this and post back any answers.