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Hi I've new been told that I need thyroid surgery but that my levels are too high for them to operate, the doctor has said that I need to go into hospital for 7-10 days whilst I'm given some kind of blocker to bring my levels down, and as soon as the levels are down I can be operated on. Has anyone had experience with this? Also I'd like to hear people's experiences with surgery I.e has there been significant weight gain, depression, anxiety??


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    Yes I had surgery about 7 weeks ago and was in hospital taking Iodine Drops for 7 days pre surgery.

    Since the surgery I have felt so much better, shakes and sweats went realy quick, I feel a bit cold to be honest but my body is still adjusting of course. I have gained weight but I feel so much better that the weight gain is not an issue yet. Scar is really small and they put it in a crease in my neck so you cant really notice unless it is pointed out.

    Every person is different but surgery was the correct option for me, still a bit of anxiety but hopefully that will lessen smile

    If you have any other questions Id be happy to help if i can

    All the best and stay as positive as you canĀ 

    Michelle smile

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    Before you're given advice you must post your blood results and also include the nos in brackets

    And for goodness sake don't go into hospital till you've had a second opinion 

    Get back with your blood results 

    And let's see what everyone advises ..

    Luv mx🌹

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      Hiya thanks so much for your reply. I didn't quite understand what you meant by put the numbers in brackets but here are my blood results as they've been written by the specialist;

      TPO antibodies 118 (normally 34)

      TSH <0.02

      FREE T4  69

      FREE T3  27.9

      I have been to several specialists now and I got told the same each time I can either take the radioactive iodine drink which is a no for me I'm afraid, or surgery.

      Also can anybody give me any suggestions for what I can use to ease the itchiness it's so intense I'm in tears, I've tried allergy tablets and a few "anti itch" creams but it doesn't help at all!

      Thanks 👍🏻

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    Hi Fed up ... after the numbers you have printed 

    Each one of them should have in brackets a range of what your results should be 

    For example  ..   ( 15   -  200 ) 

    Those are the ranges that your lab uses to show where you are in the scale ..

    Put in a new thread  with a heading like ........please interpret my blood results  

     You should ask at your fed surgery fir a printed copy of your blood results .. they belong to you and you are entitled to a copy 

    As fir that Hellish itch ... I had it too it was awful !

    Once I'd taken Carbimazole to bring my thyroid hormone down 

    That went away !

    So you could be the same !

    Also you may have a yeast skin infection ..  if you have excessive sweating that a lot of us have with HYPER  or GRAVES ..  that's possible .. that would make your skin very hot and itchy ..

    You need to speak to your doctor about taking Carbimazole .. and avoiding surgery and RAI 

    Best of luck Luvvie 

    Luv Mx🌹

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