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I had a partial thyroidectomy nearly a year ago to remove a non-malignant cyst. Everything healed quite well and I was told that I probably wouldn't need thyroxine as my remaining thyroid would compensate. However, a recent blood test has shown than although my pituitary gland is releasing the appropriate chemicals, my thyroxine levels are only just 'normal'. My GP has said that I will probably need to take thyroid hormone supplement soon.
Up till recently I had been feeling quite well - no symptoms that are normally associated with an underactive thyroid. However, over the past few weeks I have been experiencing some light-headedness which comes and goes. It feels as if I'm a bit 'spaced out'. I mentioned it to my GP but she didn't suggest that it might be anything to do with my thyroid so I wonder if anybody here has had a similar experience? It never happens when I'm lying down. I'd be grateful for any input from anyone who had a similar operation to mine and the long term effects that they've experienced.
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