Not quite two years ago, I had the remaining of my thyroid plus an 8cm growth removed. The other half of my thyroid had been removed many years before. I'm on medication. I have Kaiser insurance and one of the nice things about them is that you can see most of your test results online. I just checked to see what my results were the last time I was checked: January 27, 2007 my TSH was checked and came back in the normal range at 1.49 (standard K.P. range is 0.4-4.00 uIU/mL). I have NO clue what all the numbers mean, but I've been reading on here about having Free T3 & Free T4 checked along with a regular thyroid test. What exactly is the difference? And should I be getting checked for other stuff besides TSH since I have no thyroid at all? The last surgery damaged my parathyroid glands, so now I have problems with calcium and have to take 1,000mg of calcium +D four times a day. I've been reading on this board about people being fatigued, sleepy, depressed and a few other symptoms. I went to the doctor about the depression and she put me on Celexa and suggested I seek therapy (there's childhood issues to deal with, I guess...). I complain about being tired, but she doesn't bat an eyelash. I know what people think because I'm overweight=I'm lazy. Never was lazy before!!! I'm not lazy I'm TIRED! I've gained 20lbs since the surgery which I absolutely could NOT afford to gain. What the heck do I do? Any suggestions would be nice!
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