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SRaleigh posted:
In regards to thyroid issues it's interesting how the thyroids works. I actually had my thyroid removed earlier this year because I had an unknown tumor and it was cancerous I found out also. It was tough for me to have it removed but it was like waking up from the dead. I feel Iike I am a totally different person now and I am happy. I feel like the thyroid operates my body now and it's interesting to know. I am also on medication now to replace my thyroid and it's working really well. I lost alot of weight when my thyroid was removed, and now I feel like I am gaining some back which sucks for me. I want to keep my weight off any advice from anyone, I just feel now my thyroid medication has worked into my system already. But again I feel good my thyroid is out now.
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and Welcome SRaleigh,

So glad you are feeling good since having your thyroid removed.

I wanted to provide a couple references for you that talk about hypothyroidism and weight until other members respond.

Also, please talk with your doctor, how often do you have labs drawn? Sometimes an adjustment in medication dosage will help with weight gain and/or loss.

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