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Thyroidectomy Papillary Cancer and Acid Reflux Gas

From: Kberry1 - 4 years 51 weeks ago

I had a total thyroidectomy, and my parathyroid removed in March 2016. I had 4 small nodules that were being checked over the last 15 years. Since 2011, the nodules were growing at a very small pace. Because they were growing I had a biopsy in 2013 and 2015. The results were normal. I refused to have another biopsy in 2016 so I opted to have my thyroid removed. It wasn't until my follow up with my surgeon that I found out that I had papillary thyroid cancer. I therefore, underwent RAI in May. My concern now is that I am taking 125 mcg of levothyroxine and 225 mg of venlafaxine (effexor) for depression and anxiety. I am a life sufferer of depression but I just switched medications after my thyroidectomy because I thought I was having a nervous breakdown. I am suffering from severe constipation and my stomach is so bloated that I look like I'm 4 months pregnant. I also suffer from acid reflux, which is new to me. I just started taking probiotics too in the hope of helping out my gut. I don't know what to do. My symptoms have actually gotten worse since I stopped the low iodine diet that I had to eat while preparing for the RAI. Any advice? Thank you

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