I lost my thyroid function in 1992, and I have never felt right. I quit trusting the doctors and now self treat. I don’t feel great, but I don’t feel any worse than I did taking levothyroxin or synthroid. NONE OF THE DOCTORS would prescribe Armour thyroid. I can’t buy it in America without a prescription, so I take Thyroid-S. I wish I felt like I did prior to having my first child, but I’ve given up on that, and just want to not be tired. Some days are better than others, but I am always in pain of some kind, and I watch everything I eat. I am fully convinced that millions of women are suffering with T3 problems and the doctors don’t give a damn and just want to say it’s in our heads.
Following the birth of my only child nine years ago, I became very ill and extremely thin and was diagnosed with Graves disease. The treatment prescribed was anti thyroid therapy, Carbimazole, and it worked. Gone were the sweats, palpitations, weight loss, extreme hunger, agitation and insomnia. Life was good. Until. Well, until a year later I underwent a sub-total thyroidectomy on the advice of my endocrinologist. I was told this would lessen the chance of suffering the awful, bulging, staring eyes of TED, thyroid eye disease. I went ahead though it’s the biggest regret of my life and here is why.
I came round from surgery, unable to breath comfortably. No doctor came. The neck drains remained stubbornly empty and my neck grew larger. A physio came and told me the problem was I was simply not breathing correctly. I requested a doctor again, was brushed off. Finally twelve hours…
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