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Total Thyroidectomy

From: danielleallison - 4 years 29 weeks ago

This is my first time on here and I've got to this point because I struggling physically and emotionally. I'm 22 years old, I undertook extensive testing from around the age of 12/13 and it came out to be hyperthyroidism. At the age of 21 I was struggling with my health and made the decision to have a total thyroidectomy as I couldn't cope between the hyperthyroid and Graves' disease. Since I have had my thyroid removed my doctor is having such a hard time getting my levels under control, they're extremely erratic and in fact the worst my doctor has seen in her career. I take 300mcg of thyroxine a day amongst many other tablets and I am really getting to breaking point, my doctor has given me 3 weeks for my levels to become more normal or I'll be taken into hospital for intense blasts of thyroxine. My body has now moved from attacking my thyroid to attacking my muscles and brain. My mods is so irrational I can't control it, I feel emotionally drained, I'm cutting myself off from everyone I love, my boyfriend is suffering because I'm so moody, tired and have no interest in having sex at all. I just don't know what I can do anymore, I feel like I spend my days apologising to everyone because I'm in such a constant mood. I've just been promoted at work to a manager in a large company, and I'm not sure if it's the stress I need but is one of the only things I'm enjoying in life and the reason I get out of bed. I feel so depressed, some days I can't get myself out of bed, I just want to cry 90% of the time. Has anyone else felt like this or know what I can do because I'm really not sure how much longer I can get through everyday pretending I'm happy before I have some level of breakdown?

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