Our expert says:
Dear Very Despondent
You do realise that your present reaction is also partly due to your operation, the aftereffects of the anaesthetic, the fact that part of your thyroid has been removed and the Eltroxin only starts to work properly after about 3 months? This type of post-op depression is perfectly normal after any operation and even more so after a thyroid op, because the thyroid gland is like the conductor of the orchestra of the body. Give the Eltroxin a chance to start working (as mentioned this takes up to 3 months), give your body a chance to heal (about 8 weeks), eat a healthy balanced, low-fat diet so that you can build up your strength (your food intake is probably so minimalistic that your body is reacting by conserving energy!) (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre diet - check the portions against your intake! and look at the additional low-fat milk and yoghurt intake that is suggested) and give yourself a chance. If you are not too tired, go for a gentle walk in the fresh air every day to stimulate your metabolism.
Get better soon
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