How long do I need to take thyroid hormone after having my thyroid completely removed?

Because your thyroid has been removed patients need to stay on thyroid hormone for life. They should routinely get their thyroid hormone level checked. If you get palpitation and agitation and tremors on thyroid hormone this may be because your dose of thyroid hormone is too high and needs to be reduced. If you get depression and low energy it may be due to not taking enough thyroid hormone. A simple blood test can determine what your hormone levels are.