Thyroid Diseases Discussions

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  1. link Kwiatrose
    Those with half thyroid out there? Not taking meds?
    Four years ago I had 1/2 my thyroid removed for a surgical biopsy. Thankfully it wasn't cancer but I've been on levoxyl ever since and have had some side effects. Joint pain, muscle aches, foot cramps, HAIR LOSS!! I talked with my doctor who was relu - 68% more...
    Kwiatrose- over a year ago - 45 Replies - in Thyroid Diseases
  2. link Jennifer.dunkley63
    i was born with half a throid functioning it uysed to stop working , i was given a boost of vit d when was a baby that got my eyes functioning, i was uny put on levothuroxin at the age of 46, eating fruit and veg avoiding booze, yes a delicate life r - 43% more...
    Jennifer.dunkley63- over a year ago
  3. link Alyson40
    All of the posts here have been very helpful. I just had the left half of thyroid removed on Monday. I had a very large, nontoxic goiter that was first diagnosed in 2007. Since then, it had tripled in size. Prior to the surgery, my thyroid levels wer - 59% more...
    Alyson40- over a year ago
  4. link Holly70
    Hi...I had half of my thyroid removed a year ago. I had a 1 cm nodule that came back as a follicular neoplasm from biopsy. It was not cancer. The surgery is not that bad and the recovery for me was about ten days. I had a sore throat but other than t - 63% more...
    Holly70- over a year ago
  5. link Chris_n_ga
    Andrew - I was in the exact same situation in 2009. I was extremely worried about cancer when the doc said my results were atypical so I decided, without hesitation, to have half of my thyroid removed. My life since then is completely normal as it wa - 84% more...
    Chris_n_ga- over a year ago
  6. link Andrewdawson
    i mean procedure done not biopsy
    Andrewdawson- over a year ago
  7. link Andrewdawson
    my name is andrew and im 24 years old. I had two fine needle biopsys done on a 1.8mm growth on the left side of my thyroid. Both came back inconclusive. My doctor recomended two choices either i wait for three months to see if the nodule grew and can - 83% more...
    Andrewdawson- over a year ago
  8. link Robin7270
    I have had 1/2 my thyroid out for 14 1/2 years now and have been on NO meds ever sense! I go and get my thyroid checked every 4-6 months and it comes back as Normal every time......I took 2 doses of synthroid after surgery! and thats it! still going - 73% more...
    Robin7270- over a year ago
  9. link Kwiatrose
    You are extemely lucky!!! I wish I could say the same!!
    Kwiatrose- over a year ago
  10. link Kwiatrose
    Jobella....I was taking levoxyl (they say it's generic for synthroid) and felt horrible the entire time!! Ask your doctor to switch you to Armour Thyroid. I know some people claim not to do well on it, but I'VE DONE SO MUCH BETTER!! All the aches and - 46% more...
    Kwiatrose- over a year ago
  11. link Soconnor
    I had half of my thyroid removed in Oct. 2009 because of a large nodule, follicular adenoma. It was benign. My doctors (surgeon and primary care) agreed to my "wait and see" attitude; I didn't want to take the Synthroid if it wasn't necessa - 64% more...
    Soconnor- over a year ago
  12. link Nardi
    Hi~ I'm in the same boat as you, (taking synthyroid though) for about 3 years with no real changes in my mood, tiredness and dry brittle hair/loss. Just by chance they found a tumor in the left side Follicular Neoplasm but it ended up not being cance - 27% more...
    Nardi- over a year ago
  13. link Nardi
    Just reading up on a few peoples comments, did you end up having the surgery? I just had my left side removed, diagnosed first with Follicular Neoplasm and then a week later the pathologist report came back with Hashimoto's...I am so confused with so - 34% more...
    Nardi- over a year ago
  14. link Babsben
    I had half my thyroid removed in 1977 and took synthroid for a short period of time, maybe 1 yr. I stopped it and have not taken anything since. I would like to believe that my weight gain is a result of a slow thyroid, but according to all the blood - 30% more...
    Babsben- over a year ago
  15. link Wezierose
    In November 2009 I had a right side thyroidectomy done for cancer reasons. My doctor didn't put me on any medications all my blood work was normal. There hasn't been any problems for myself...one good change after the surgery was that I got my energy - 36% more...
    Wezierose- over a year ago
  16. link Fountainpen
    I had half of my thyroid removed 8 months ago due to a huge nodule they thought might be cancer. It wasn't, thankfully. I also happen to be a Nurse Practitioner so I understand medicine and can prescribe medications. My TSH has slowly increased and I - 74% more...
    Fountainpen- over a year ago
  17. link Femy
    I had the same type of surgery and I am not taking any medication. I feell fine and my blood test shows that my thyroid is working fine.
    Femy- over a year ago
  18. link Femy
    I had the same surgery ans I am not taking any medication. I had a blood test yesterday and my thyroid was working fine.
    Femy- over a year ago
  19. link Kaittucker
    I had half of my thyroid removed my 9th grade year, and was not put on any medicines for it. I didn't show any signs then, so they kept me off of them and I have not experienced any symptoms such as aches, weight gain, and so on. The past year or so - 55% more...
    Kaittucker- over a year ago
  20. link Chris_n_ga
    I had the same procedure as you (March 2009), same results (benign), but I never went on medication. An appointment was scheduled for 5 weeks after the surgery to check levels to determine if medication was needed, but the other half of my thyroid wa - 80% more...
    Chris_n_ga- over a year ago
  21. link Chris_n_ga
    I had the same procedure as you (March 2009), same results (benign), but I never went on medication. An appointment was scheduled for 5 weeks after the surgery to check levels to determine if medication was needed, but the other half of my thyroid wa - 80% more...
    Chris_n_ga- over a year ago
  22. link Jobella
    I have the same problem. Half a thyroid out non cancerous and I am taking 100mcgs I took it tens years before my surgery. Im always in a fog...for years. I really would love to get off of Synthroid too. Any answers yet. You may email me at jjfrank24@ - 33% more...
    Jobella- over a year ago
  23. link Emeretia
    I had my left side of my thyriod removed two years ago, and I not had to take any medication since. My doctors were quite reluctant to start me straight on medication and monitored the function of my remaining thyriod for a few months. My functions h - 41% more...
    Emeretia- over a year ago
  24. link Kendahl12
    I have had my left side thyriod out for 9 years. The first year I took meds but not regularly. I gained weight ( got to150, I am 5'8) then evened out at 132. I had a baby two years ago and now I am back to my original 115, can eat anything i want sel - 27% more...
    Kendahl12- over a year ago
  25. link 1111patricia
    I HAD A TOTAL THYROIDECTOMY. WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HISHIMOTO THYROIDITIS. CAUSED BY A UPPER RESPITORY INFECTION. IS WHAT I WAS TOLD. I WENT THROUGH HELL AND WAS ALMOST DEAD BEFORE THEY TOOK MY THYROID OUT. WAS ON ALL OF THE DIFFERENT MEDS. NOW ON ARMOUR - 59% more...
    1111patricia- over a year ago
  26. link Ginga3
    is there anatural replacement for the thyroid hormone?
    I need to take it all my life- isn't there any natural remedy somewhere?
    Ginga3- over a year ago - 7 Replies - in Thyroid Diseases
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