How much did your medicine increase? How was recovery?
I’m new to the group. I found out that I had Hashimoto’s in May of 2014. Since then I have fired 6 doctors and been on 5 different thyroid meds before I found one that didn’t cause an allergic/extreme negative reaction. I’m talking crazy reactions like breast swelling so bad I went from D’s to each booby literally being bigger than my head, feet swollen so big I could not fit in my sneakers and my toes turning purple along with severe diarrhea and vomiting to name a few!!! The doctor who finally would work with me said that my reactions to medications fascinated her and she’s never seen anything quite like it. Over the summer 4 large nodules were found. They were checked again in December because they are hindering my ability to swallow. The nodules are growing. I will be having a total thyroidectomy in March!! I have a question for those who had a total thyroidectomy:
1. How much did your medicine increase?
2. How was recovery?
3. Did it take long to get back to normal activities? I’m very active
4. How is Hashimoto’s different after a total thyroidectomy?
5. Did you lose your voice and how long did it take to get it back if you did? (I can’t imagine not being able to talk!!)