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I had a thyroidectomy in April of 2015. I've been (and still am) on Levothyroxine 112 mcg for much of the time (although in the beginning I started with 150 mcg & 125 mcg right after surgery). For the past few months I've been getting severe muscle cramping all over my body with any movement (especially my lower legs and feet). I've lost some weight, but I'm having severe itchy scalp and light hair fallout. I'm also having heart palpitations again (even though I'm still on metroprolol 25mg a day. I take vitamin D3 5000mg every other day, and recently started taking Tums (2, 3x a day) for calcium as suggested by my doctor. My doctor seemed a lil' concerned and tested my levels (which they do anyway every 3 months). But, it comes back "normal" every time. Is it true, that certain tests or labs may not be as accurate? Or, are they not testing my parathyroid levels? My thyroid was covered in huge goiters to the point where, when they went to remove my thyroid, my pararhyroids were encased in the goiters. The surgeon had to reattach one of them to a nearby muscle. I'm at my wits end. Should I look for another doctor? Are there other meds I should be on? I just feel like something is wrong that they are missing. HELP!
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