Feb 06, 2007 - 11:40 pm
I was dx with thyroid cancer--papillary with follicular variant 12/05. I had my thyroid removed and a bilateral neck dissection because of nymph node met. 12/06 I had another lymph node removed and am having my 3rd ablation in March. The doctor thinks the 1st ablation didn't do any good because I was VERY sick and didn't keep it down more than a few hours. My last thyroglobulin was 20 but that was before the malignant lymph node was removed in December. I've been reading ALOT lately and find that most oncologists do not recommend Armour because of possibly inconsistent dosages. My oncologist tells me that as long as I am suppressed that it is ok since I feel so good on it. I never really felt ok on synthroid and switched to Armour only 1 month before my original thyca was dx. My question is whether Armour is ok AS LONG AS my TSH is monitored carefully and frequently. I am tested every once so I know it is almost at 0 all the time. Please respond if you have any specific info and if you know how, if at all, Armour affects thyroglobulin levels.
My other question is--I have negative thyroglobulin antibodies and I hear that affects how thyroglobulin levels could be interpreted. Any info on that. Thanks