Since apparently this is getting to be pretty common in women I thought I'd ask here while I'm waiting for my next round of pain meds to kick in...I just got my thyroid removed yesterday because of a malignant tumor which can come back if the whole thyroid isn't taken out. I'm so grateful it was caught before it spread and became full-blown cancer (mostly thanks to FI who would not stop nagging me until I got a second opinion!) and I'm glad to be feeling better. However, I'm also a bit nervous about the thyroid medication and the process of having to adjust the dosage until its right for me. I've been told it might take awhile to get it right and in the meantime there might be some side effects like weight gain, hair brittleness, mood swings, etc.
1) Does anyone take thyroid meds for a missing or defective thyroid? How long did it take for the doc to figure out the right dosage?
2) Any must-see mindless tv shows or movies I should be watching during recovery over this next week?