Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
138 Doctors are Online

Have symptoms of hyperthyroid. Had thyroid cancer. How to lead healthy life?

I had thyroid cancer in 2001.I had a total thyriodectomy /partial parathyroid . I ve been on synthyroid for the last 11years . The past 3years my tsh levels are all over the dose is 150 mcg. To 225 mug. My tsh levels do to be able to get regulated!! My blood tsh shows .045 , which means I m hyper,but my physical symptoms are extreme weight gain hair not growing,extreme dry skin extreme whole facial apperance is more man looking than female.even though my blood shows hyperthyroid, I defenitly feel like I m hypo thyroid.iv been on 175 mug. And feel terrible.this has gone on to long!!!.my end chronologist just doesnt know what to do!!! Please help it s effecting my marriage and children.also I have absolutely no sex drive,my testoturme level is 40 . Any ideas would be great. Want to live life not just survive!,,
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  83
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Endocrinologist 's  Response

Many of the symptoms you described are because of hypothyroidism and not hyperthyroidism as you rightly pointed out. Here are my suggestions

1. In cases of thyroid cancer the TSH target is of
2. Some patients continue to be symptomatic despite TSH in target range. In such case we often precribe a combination of T3 with Synthyroid (which is T4)

3. Can you please send your reports of testosterone... we need to have a closer look at that, we may be dealing with something unrelated here.

Hope this helps

with Regard
Dr. Om J Lakhani
Answered: Mon, 3 Nov 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor