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Anchilada49

1047d

I've been told getting your thyroid removed is better for your hoshimoto diagnosis. However i've been told its not. 😥

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    • tia74

      907d

      i had a partial thyroidectomy i wish i never had it done

    • tia74

      907d

      i had a partial thyroidectomy i wish i never had it done

    • Mila

      1041d

      My doctor said that thyroidectomy is the last line of treatment. Have you tried taking Levothyroxine (synthetic T4 hormone)? It can be added to or come in replacement of - liothyronine (Cytomel) the T3 hormone.

    • Pretty_Nora

      1042d

      Like other people commented here, The problem in Hashimoto's is that your body is interfering with your thyroid gland's ability to produce enough hormones. Removing your thyroid will only make you dependent on lifelong thyroid hormone replacement drugs, and it's not necessarily better than following and balancing your current hypothyroidism.

    • Tachybitch

      1042d

      I wouldn’t get a thyroidectomy unless you’re told that you absolutely need one. The antibodies themselves don’t cause the symptoms of Hashimoto’s. The levels of thyroid hormones that you’re able to produce is what determines what symptoms you’ll experience. If your levels are fine while taking hormone replacement medications, there’s no reason to get your thyroid removed. The only reasons that a thyroidectomy would be indicated are: hyperthyroidism that cannot be controlled with medications or if you develop nodules or some sort of malignancy in the gland itself.

    • Sunflower1

      1044d

      Ok so from what I read it’s a pretty new therapy for Hashimoto. Some researches were done and found thyroidectomy as a safe and effective treatment option with severe Hashimoto related symptoms that aren’t relived by hormone replacement therapy. Still, in my opinion, not enough studies were done on this subject

    • Anchilada49

      1045d

      No i have been diagnosed. Ive been told getting your thyroid gland removed is better. However ive been told not removing it is also better. Just wanted to hear from some folks they may or may have not removed their gland.

    • Anastasia

      1045d

      I believe it depends on what part of the gland was removed.. I understood that if the whole gland is taken no antibodies are produced , then the autoimmune response decreases and thus the symptoms. It makes sense that if not the whole gland is removed the symptoms will remain. Would love to hear more opinions, my Hashimoto appear to make me some troubles even though I’m taking thyroid hormone replacements 😔

    • Sunflower1

      1045d

      Hi I didn’t get it. You’ve been told to remove the gland in order to diagnose Hashimoto? What about lab tests? Did you do any? What were the results?

    • Anchilada49

      1047d

      Hmm🤔 it sucks that you cant take it out and put it back if it ends up being worse🤣❤️

    • Angie

      1047d

      I guess you’re not the only one who’s confused… it might help some people but others might still suffer from Hashimoto’s symptoms. I understood from my doctor that it also has to do with antibodies and hormone levels before surgery

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