Anyone gone through thyroid surgery lately?
I was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid about 18 months ago. Because I felt fine for many months and was going through other things at the time, I just blew it off. Big mistake. My thyroid gland grew so large that I ended up with a racing heartrate, extremely dry, flaky skin that itched so bad I thought about killing myself over it, extreme fatigue and problems with concentration.
After not having a good night’s sleep for almost eight months, I drug myself to an endocrinologist. When medication didn’t work, I ended up in a surgeons office, who advised me that untreated thyroid conditions can tax the heart so much, it can make you go into heart failure! I’m now one week post-op, and even though I’m still building up my stamina, I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel! It will take months for my skin to recover, but my concentration is back on track, my heartrate has returned to normal and I sleep like a dream! Please don’t ever ignore a diagnosis like I did.