I have had Type 1 for 21 years, and was diagnosed with Graves Disease, or Hyperactive Thyroid, a few years ago. My doctor has recommended removing my thyroid through surgery. I am concerned about the metabolic side effects of not having a thyroid. I have heard horror stories about weight gain, depression, feeling tired all the time, etc.
Has anyone here had their thyroid removed? Or do you know someone who has had it done? I don't know anyone personally, and I am really struggling with the decision!
Thank you so much in advance for ANY information you can share. I really appreciate it!