I wish I had known a little more about thyroid symptoms before having radical surgery. Obviously, since mine was malignant, surgery was the correct option, but I really was NOT informed and spent at least 2 years prior in therapies that were not working. I always wonder if I had changed the type of therapy, took my meds correctly, or looked for another cause of my thyroid symptoms… I wonder, if that would have slowed the growth and allowed for a different course of action… One of those things that make you go hmmmmmm.
I have since learned that there are many things that can cause thyroid symptoms and one of my doctor’s I had at one point, recommended a book to me:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypothyroidism: A Simple Plan for Extraordinary Results
by Kenneth Blanchard , MD, PhD, With Foreword by Mary J. Shomon
I learned a lot from reading this book. You may find it a bit extreme, however, take it as a resource and do more research.