I am just wondering if any readers out in bloggy world have had their thyroid regerate or begin to function again after numerous years of non functioning status?
Here is the scoop:
I had Grave's Disease when I was in my 20's. At 30, right before Mike and I married, I took Radioactive Iodine as a treatment plan because it just wouldn't calm down. My vision was impaired permanently; I didn't need glasses until this condition took over. So, a year later, I developed tumors in my thyroid.
I was assured that it was nothing, but as a precaution, a needle biopsy was done, and there was cancer in the biopsy. I did not have full blown thyroid cancer, just cancer in the tumors.
So a thyroidectomy, of the side with the cancer was done. A month later, I was sentenced to a life time of the pill a day every morning and blood draws every year to keep my thyroid levels normal.
So, years went by, and it has been a total in the past sort of thing, except for the obvious scar where the surgery was done, and the pill a day thing.
Well, for the last year, I have been hot and had many MANY of the symptoms of the original Grave's disease, but considered it was Menopause.... Yes that is going on too.
6 months ago, I found out my thyroid was too high. So my meds were lowered. Same thing has been going on, and I just had my blood work checked again, and again, my thyroid is too high. So meds have been lowered to the lowest dose I have ever taken since this whole ordeal happened.
I have not noticed any change, as it will take a few weeks, but.... the doctor said something to me I have never heard. He said, "Maybe your thyroid is trying to make a comeback!"
I googled it, and sure enough there are some cases where this has happened, and interestingly the ones I read about took place around 20 years after having the initial thyroid removed.
It would be AWESOME if it comes back AND behaves itself! :)
So I'm wondering, does anybody have any experience with this? If things don't settle down, the tests will have to take place, but until then, I'm hopeful that my body is actually healing itself.
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