Jun 17, 2008 - 11:11 am
Hi, I am new to this board but hope someone can help. Had Total Thyroidectomy on 3/20/08 due to papillary thyca nodule that was very small (8 mm on ultrasound, thyroid cancer confirmed via FNA biopsy). My surgeon elected NOT to do RAI post-surgery, since it would do little to improve outcome for such a small nodule and might do more harm with side effects. So I was just put on synthroid dose of 100 mcg daily. About one month later (4/15) TSH was measured at .63, which seemed good...but I was still feeling tired and could not lose any weight several months later (despite lots of long distance running, which I've been doing 20 years). Now the most recent TSH test (6/4/08) has come back at 3.82!! Is this a typical fluctuation? It seems impossible that what's left of my thyroid gland could still be working that well...My endo has increased the synthroid to 125 mcg, which we are hoping will suppress it to the <1 it should be post pap thyca/TT....Would appreciate any insight from those who have "been there".....thanks.