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  1. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello everyone, this is my first online support group! After suffering for years, I think it's time! I have been enlightened on the use of natural desiccated thyroid and have just started on it after having been on Levothyroxine for years. I don't have my thyroid anymore (first half came out in...
  2. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello All, I just thought I'd join this site because sometimes you just need to hear from people who know exactly what you are going through! Thanks in advance for reading my long post as I am reaching out because I am feeling very discouraged right now :( My family has a history of endocrine...
  3. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi, My name is Liz. I'm 51 years old. I live in Virginia and work at the University of Virginia Medical Center. I was recently diagnosed with a thyroid nodule that is suspicious for malignancy for which they want to do a lobectomy or TT depending on final diagnosis. I've been scouring these...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Quick update, I'm now almost 3 months after my total thyroidectomy and I'm having lots of issues getting regulated on medication. Just had new labs done today, TSH, free T4 and free T3. My endo has been working to get my dose correct but whatever we do, I get symptomatic, sometimes hyper and...
  5. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hi Everyone, I tried searching a lot on Google about this topic but could not find anything. So here it goes, my dad was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about 2 years ago when he found a lump on his neck. The doctors organised a date for surgery (total thyroidectomy) soon after the diagnosis...
  6. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    My total thyroidectomy is in four days. I'm trying to stay calm but getting scared and nervous. I would love to have more prayers coming my way. Love to you all! I will definitely post at some time after surgery. Glo
  7. Nutrition and Diet
    Due to thyroid cancer I chose to have a total thyroidectomy in May 2015. Prior to this I had started on the Paleo diet in December 2014 (after Hashimotos diagnosis). I then went on a LID this month in order to prepare for RAI treatment and noticed that some of my autoimmune symptoms (muscle...
  8. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hello and thank you for allowing me to join your support group. I am a 55 year old woman and am a patient advocate for a foundation that provides support to rheumatic patients. Many of those with autoimmunity also have an overlap with thyroid disease, but as my focus has been on the rheumatic...
  9. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I had my 6 week post surgery (TT) visit today. Both pleased with the healing of the scar, and I knew the labs were a concern since the endo's office called me last week. Here is why: T4 3.1 L 4.5-12.0 uG/DL TSH 3rd GEN 32.304...
  10. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hello all, I am a 62 year old grandma who has struggled with hypo with multi-nodal goiter for over 10 years. Today I celebrate being thyroid free! I had a complete thyroidectomy yesterday. I feel great with no surgery regrets at all. I was already on 90 mg of porcine (compounded meds) and...
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