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  1. Graves' Disease Message Boards
    Hi my name is Maria and I am new to the Boards. I have Graves Disease and hyperactive thyroid. I use to take methimazole but I can no longer take that drug. I have NOT tried PTU though I have had a reaction on an antibiotic once that hurt my liver so now they feel I most have a sensitive...
  2. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Well here I am again. Had my TT Oct 2015. After being on synthroid and cytomel for a bit I started having joint pain at the base of my big toe, then my sacroiliac joints, then my fingers. Now its also in my wrists and elbows and ankles. My forearms are so sore that I cant even use the tongs to...
  3. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello- In January I had a follow up thyroid ultrasound per my ENT's instructions from the year prior to monitor bilateral thyroid nodules. After reviewing the results of this year's ultrasound, my ENT is recommending a TT due to the nodules having microcalcifications. They are solid and have...
  4. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Okay, ill start with some back story. I am 20 years old with two little girls. One is four years old and the other is six months old. In November of 2016 I went to the ER for feeling weak and dizzy. Well turns out my heart rate was 187! Now i am on a beta blocker to keep it in the 80s and 90s. I...
  5. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    I am scheduled for a lobectomy in three weeks. I am euthyroid but have a solid nodule that has yielded 3 benign biopsies and a recent AUS on biopsy #4 (All in a 9-year period). The nodule has grown 50% in volumne in the last two years and there are microcalcifications and blood flow has gone...
  6. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Good morning, I am a newbie who had a TT on Aug 24th for cancer, they didn't start me on meds until 2 weeks ago. I just went back to work last week and did pretty well, but this week has not been good. I am having a storm of emotions from being ok to completely in tears, I am snappy and...
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  7. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hi there, I'm new to this forum and just wanted to ask a few of you in similar situations about your experience with thyroid medication. I will be undergoing a TT later this year for a non toxic multinodular goitre. Apart from the pressure of the goitre, i am fairly symptomless. My concern is...
  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. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hi! I had my thyroid removed in May (5 months ago) due to a malignant nodule. I was put on 88mcg of levothyroxine and felt great for a while. My surgery was successful and so far my recovery has been too. I don't think it could have gone any better. My endo deciding to increase my dosage to...
  10. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Rereading my pathology report Total Thyroid is reeived in formalin and consists of a total throidectomy specimen that s 38 grams. The left lobe was 4.5X2.5x1.5 cm and the right lobe is [email protected] cm. The isthmus is 2.5X1.5x.06.cm. The external surfaceis painted with marking dye. The posterior...
  11. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Went for the post op visit to the surgeon today. She was thrilled with how the incision looks and some sprayed numbing agent in my nostrils made it painless for both the scope and the stitch removal. She reviewed my labs but even though I asked for a copy of them, managed to forget to get them...
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