I don't know if any of the following is going to help but here it is anyway.
I was diagnosed in June 2013, had RAI in July and was miserable swinging up and down on Synthroid. I had a small goiter and two growing nodules. My endo did not seem to be too concerned since, over all, I was not feeling too bad (in his opinion).
In July last year I developed a dry cough and trouble breathing while laying down. My PCP sent me to an ENT (ear nose and throat) surgeon, who decided a total thyroidectomy was necessary.
It was done a month later and I can not believe the difference. I am happy, satisfied and on an even keel with my meds.
I am now seeing a different endo and he seems happy too. Had I known about the surgery, which nobody had mentioned, I would have had it done in 2013.
Like I said, I don't know if any of this is helpful, but, remember, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I wish you the very best.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed awhile. Then I will rise and fight with you again.
Edited barbra (April 24, 2018 11:17:35)