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utahgirl

716d

did you have to get your thyroid removed?

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    • chronically.unchill

      700d

      @utahgirl do you feel like having your thyroid removed helped provide some stability to your symptoms? I wonder about removing the variable and being able to stay on a consistent dose of Thyroid meds

    • chronically.unchill

      700d

      I haven't had mine removed, but I've monitored various nodules with yearly ultrasounds, FNA biopsies for troublesome ones, and I underwent a Radiofrequency Ablation procedure on a larger nodule that was causing pressure symptoms. My Drs have always had the perspective that if your thyroid is still functioning in some capacity, to keep it and supplement with medication if needed. There's a number of options out there between no treatment and a total thyroidectomy - worth researching if your Dr thinks surgery might be a good idea. I do wonder sometimes about taking the whole thing out and getting rid of the troublemaker though.

      • utahgirl

        700d

        @chronically.unchill mine was very large and causing me issues that both me and mother didn't want for me anylonger so we removed mine

        • chronically.unchill

          700d

          @utahgirl do you feel like having your thyroid removed helped provide some stability to your symptoms? I wonder about removing the variable and being able to stay on a consistent dose of Thyroid meds

    • Asta

      706d

      I’ve had mine removed since I was 13 but that was because it was starting to develop tumors and I didn’t want to go through chemo in middle school

    • Shelbym

      715d

      Nope! Typically they don’t recommend unless your thyroid has tumors or goiters on it. It’s invasive to remove it just because it doesn’t work.

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