Posted 10/30/2010 6:48 AM (GMT -7)
Removal or ablation of the thyroid will not make you lose weight. The thyroid hormone is necessary for life, for many things more vital than weight, even, and it will be replaced by taking one pill a day.
I had Graves disease and an enlarged thyroid which was treated by radiation 15 years ago. In essence, I have no thyroid left. I haven't had any trouble with gaining weight because of it.