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AmeliaForeman

711d

I just want my thyroid gone. Im 24 and got diagnosed with Hashimotos in 2019 I have been having bouts of episodes where it feels like something is just… off. I’m more fatigued, I’ll notice my gland on my neck will swell. I have had an ultrasound and have seen my PCP who said we will just “watch it”. The way I see it, no matter what I’m going to be on medications for it for the rest of my life so why even keep it in any longer? Ugh.

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    • eline

      666d

      my mom got hers removed and she still has to take meds for it… i understand where you’re coming from ofc but thyroid problems are smth we have to deal with for life regardless if we have ours or not

    • eline

      666d

      my mom got hers removed and she still has to take meds for it… i understand where you’re coming from ofc but thyroid problems are smth we have to deal with for life regardless if we have ours or not

    • MamaFrog

      683d

      I hate hearing all your labs look normal. Obviously not DA, or I would feel better. How about let's not throw another pill at it and let's look at nutrition. K?

    • BexC

      684d

      I wish I could tell you to expect it to get better. I was about your age when I was diagnosed. The most I have ever gotten from a doctor or specialist is, "Your labs are normal" , or "Your labs are off a little we'll adjust your dosage". Finding a doctor who is sympathetic to the fact that even though you are on medication you symptoms still are very much there, seems impossible. Like I said I was about your age when I was diagnosed and I am getting ready to turn 45. So for the last 20 years I haven't found anyone willing to help make the pain, tiredness, brain fog, night sweats, exhaustion, etc...etc...go away, or even hear me when I say that I still experience this every day.

      • WearyBun

        675d

        @BexC Wow. I've been struggling for the last 5 years with all of those symptoms and it's sad to hear that it doesn't get much better than this.

    • ScarlettRiley

      699d

      That’s how I feel, too. I’m so tired of fighting with mine.

    • nerdybynature

      709d

      I had a left thyroid lobectomy in 2017 or 18. The surgeon cut my laryngeal nerve and paralyzed my vocal chord. For 2 years I could barely speak above a whisper and my breathing was greatly affected. It changed my life completely. I have since had another surgery to insert an implant into my vocal fold so I can speak again and breathe normally. Please do your own research and know the risk involved if you do decide to have a thyroidectomy.

    • Aaaahhhhhhh

      710d

      I’d be worried getting it removed would just cause another autoimmune beef 😥 I’ve been having the same flare up where my tsh is 1 for the last couple of months too

      • WearyBun

        675d

        @Aaaahhhhhhh And they say if your TSH is between 1-2 you should be absolutely fine :(

    • Falafel

      710d

      I never considered that. Would we lose Hashimoto’s if we didn’t have a thyroid? Because damn.

      • kittycrime

        710d

        @Falafel Unfortunately, no, we wouldn't lose Hashimoto's, we would just have no thyroid, which causes the same dysregulation issues regarding thyroid hormones and requires medication. Otherwise it can be life-threatening. Doctors want to focus on facilitating equilibrium in the thyroid system, not necessarily stopping the thyroid function

    • kittycrime

      711d

      Same, honestly. Mine has been swollen for the past week or so, and even though all my levels are "normal" I still get flares? And yeah, you'd have to take medication for it either way, so I get just wanting to get rid of it. I wish I could tbh

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