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Had a thyroidectomy for a papillary cancer. On synthroid. Weight gain, depression, fatigue. Have osteoarthritis

I had a total thyroidectomy in Nov, 2011 due to papillary cancer. I take 200 mcg of synthroid daily. I have gained weight, am depressed have lack of energy, basically hate waking up every morning. I get a careful neck study done once a year, which thankfully turns out fine. Also I have developed osteoarthritis so bad in my hands and had to have surgery on my left thumb last October. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello in addition to neck u shuld perform tfts atleast 6 munths a part ur symptoms might be suggestive of hypothyroidism need dose adjustments
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Andy Fine's  Response
need thyroid blood tests
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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