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Hi all

I'm at my wits end. Been in this site for nine years during peri. 

Went 12 months with no period but a nodule was found in my thyroid so had the right side of my thyroid removed four weeks ago and got a period the day after surgery!!!!

My doctor wasn't concerned as it stopped after a week and wasn't heavy.

I feel constantly dizzy nausea from hell!!!! I've suffered bad anxiety in oeri but it's back with a vengeance after not being too bad for a while. I feel like it was getting a bit easier and I was officially in menopause but the operation has turned me upside down. Doctors won't test thyroid function for six weeks as it's too early to tell thyroid function. I feel like I'm losing my mind. I'm crying all the time can't eat feel sick and dizzy just cannot function. I've had two ECGs since my operation due to palpitations and both were fine. I've had some really bad low times in peri but thought I was entering full menopause till this period blip. I don't know if it's hormones or thyroid or anxiety I'm just in a mess I feel so ill. Don't know if anyone has had similar issues but I'm so so down right now I hate feeling sick it brings on anxiety.

Thanks for listening ladies x

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    Hi!  So sorry that you are going through this!  I have been going through peri for a few years now too.  I had my thyroid removed 15 years ago.  If the doctors only took half, then the other half is working on producing enough thyroid hormone for your whole body.  It will take about 6 weeks to level out .... a blood test will determine if you need to supplement after 6-8 weeks.  Most likely, the other half of the thyroid gland will catchup and function as your whole gland did.

    I have become really sensitive to changes in my thyroid medication during peri.  When the thyroid hormone is off, it seems to make the peri worse.  Anxiety is definitely affected by your thyroid hormones  --- low or high.

    Not sure why you suddenly got a period after 12 months, maybe your thyroid gland was not balanced for a while and made your system out of balance.  I often get palpitations when my thyroid levels are too high and sometimes when too low.  I was always perfectly balanced until peri hit...

    Hang in there!  Hope you feel better soon!

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      Thank you for your reply

      I want to run and gets bloods done now but keep being told it's too soon!!!

      I am getting impatient just want answers

      So you think it will settle out ?

      I keep thinking the left side is not compensating for the right but my mind is thinking all sorts of horrid things

      Good to talk with someone that knows about thyroid issues

      Consultant did say ten percent with half a thyroid need meds so of course with all the anxiety I think it's me in that ten percent 

      Thanks again for your advice x

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      Hi!

      Yes, as frustrating as it is, it is too soon to get bloodwork done.  I really do think it will settle just fine on its own.  If you need a pill, it is very easy to tolerate.  I have been on thyroid hormone pills for 15 years and felt better with them than my real (diseased) thyroid gland.  It is much easier to level out your thyroid hormones than menopausal hormones.

      I never had all the dizziness, etc until I hit perimenopause.  I hope those symptoms will settle back down for you too!  You have been through a big stress --- it is not easy to go have surgery and go through all the fear of it all!!!

      Be easy on yourself, and let yourself have time to recover physically and emotionally.  I hope you are feeling better by the time of your trip,

      Rachel

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      Thank you Rachel

      I really appreciate your advice

      Good to know that you are better without your thyroid than with

      Its very reassuring to hear your words x

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    Hi

    So sorry to hear you are suffering. I have had thyroid issues for years hypo t. As you had a period most likely you not quite meno , horrid after all that time. I am sure patience is something you have become good at with peri, unfortunately the same applies to thyroid if you do need meds your Dr is right it takes around 6 weeks but also be aware if you have symptoms due to thyroid it takes a while after bloods are levelled for the symptoms to catch up, try not to stress your body has been through a lot all at once life always throws a spanner in the works somewhere good luck and take care

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      Thank you for your reply 

      Do you think my symptoms are more anxiety as opposed to thyroid?

      Would I be getting thyroid symptoms so soon or is it just a matter of time before my left side levels it?

      Sorry for so much questions but the nausea and dizziness is freakin me out x

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      Not a problem it's a lot to deal with all at once. This is of course only my opinion based on my own thyroid/meno experiences. But I would of thought the anxiety and sickness was more meno for sure, the low mood and Palos could be either. Your thyroid levels could be dropping off by now yes but please don't worry too much if they were to low I would expect a few more thyroid type issues. I am happy to try answer anything I can. But anxiety certainty does like to play tricks on our minds x

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      Thank you for listening I really appreciate it.

      I have suffered nausea and anxiety in Peri for sure over the years to name just a few 

      Suppose I just freaked out thinking that as my meno symptoms were a little better before operation that it defo must be thyroid 

      But I take your advice on board and will just have to wait and see at the end of the month when they will do blood tests

      I'm going to Greece for my 50th on the 10th September but I'm so scared to go feeling like this x

    • Posted

      hi michelle just saw your post , i am due to go into hospital to have a toxic nodule and half my thyroid removed  im scared stiff ,i read your post and burst into tears. after a talk with my husband and being toid to calm down i did and re read your post .i had anxiety with meno for years and my fear was it would come back with the op ,that is it we make ourselfs ill by thinking these  things , hope you go on holiday if you do take rescue remedy with you for panic and anxety it works. i have put my op off 3 times but the heat intolerance  because of thyroid and hot flushes together are to much good luck
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      Hi Karen

      Yes it is daunting but positive thinking will get you through 

      Yes it has messed with my hormones but I'm assured it's temporary until the thyroid starts to function properly again

      I'm four weeks out of operation and back to work

      I'm a carer so it's a bit hard but I'm doing it

      I think my menopause anxiety made my experience worse than it could have been get a hold in that and you will be fine

      I'm here if you have any questions 

      Feel free to private message me about procedures and what to expect 

      I think when you know what will take place the anxiety is far less

      Again be positive it's better out than in trust me

      I'm praying for you and here if you need a chat x

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    Happy "50th".  Go, enjoy and forget.  Will probably help you relax.  As stated before don't worry about the thyroid, if it is that adjusting it will soon settle down.  Give me thyroid over meno any day! Forgot to say if symptoms kinda come and go would defo be meno, if your thyroid is low its low so symptoms remain and do not get better without thyroxine.  If you are in UK and have levo the up side is you will be entitled to free prescriptions via a medical exemption, so can be ill for free LOLx  Have a great time in Greece x

    • Posted

      Awww bless you

      Yes I'm in the uk kent

      Free prescriptions lol suppose theres a bright side to everything 😄

      Thank you for sharing your thyroid info with me

      I've become an expert on meno over the last ten years lol but the thyroid stuff has hit me sideways x

  • Posted

    Aww Michelle I feel your distress, I have balance problems and dizziness which started 2 years ago when I started Peri

    I'm 53 but I know for sure that anxiety makes me extremely dizzy, sick and migraine

    Please try not to focus on symptoms all of the time because that's what I tend to do and it keeps them there 

    I just try and do normal things even when I feel ill and usually the symptoms lessen then go away 

    Focus on your holiday and think positive, you'll soon feel better

    Have a great birthday and holiday, life's too short to keep on worrying

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      Thank you so much

      I'm sure that we talked a lot in another thread regarding mirtazapine?

      A very long time ago I recognise your name?

      Well like I said earlier thought I was full menopause then got told I have to have right side if thyroid out

      This all happened in the space of two weeks!!!

      Nodule was benign but still struggling with post op symptoms 😡

      So grateful for all you ladies here you are truly a Godsend

      I've been doing ok up until now

      Thought the worst was over but back to counting for that year again!!!!

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    Michelle,

    Sorry you're going through this.  Thyroid is really another hormone, but a very powerful one.  It's linked to more or less all of your body functions, including your reproductive ones.  So perhaps the situation will settle in a few weeks.  

    Try not to stress too much while you're waiting and enjoy your holiday. xx

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