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Thyroid Disorders board

After my thyroidectomy, my cholesterol was 320!! After synthroid began it went down 60 points on its own. At that point, I had to go on Lovastatin and it is now 220. I haven't heard from the GP doctor yet about the cholesterol levels, he may want to increase my dosage of lovastatin. From what I hear, this is a very common problem with hypothyroidism.
We could be twins! I am 5'3" and 149 lbs and my cholesterol is 292....When I first started synthroid it was 277 and dropped all the way to 203 (without and diet/exercise or medication changes). Unfortunately, I started getting more nodules on my thyroid (i.e. synthroid not working as well as in the beginning) and things are amiss again - it certainly can be a long process!
Best wishes,