Has Anyone Had Their Thyroid Removed Due To Being Hyperactive?
hi everyone. i was put on ptu last month[1 tablet every day] for my hyperactive thyroid to even out my levels[my levels were really high before i started taking this medicine] before i decide to make my appointment to have the surgery done to remove my thyroid and i was told that i have to have surgery to get my thyroid removed and that its highly recommend with how i've been feeling since i found out i was hyperactive back in 2007 and since the radioactive iodine didnt help to kill it off. since i started taking ptu i have noticed a difference with how i've been feeling so it is working to keep the symptoms,etc. under control but i was told yesterday at my doctor appointment i can only be on ptu for only a year or two because it can cause damage to my liver and cause some other health problems down the road. i know surgery is different for everyone but i just wanted to read everyone's experience with having their thyroid removed because this would be my first time having surgery done and i would just like to read everyone's experience to kind of ease my mind and just so i can feel a little less nervous/stressed about this. my doctor told me that once i get my thyroid removed i will be hypo and i will be put on a different type of medicine thats alot safer and after awhile i will start to feel alot better and be able to lose the weight that i have gained being hyperactive,etc