Apr 29, 2007 - 6:49 am
I posted in another group (military) but think I'll have better luck with this more frequented site. I have deleted the VA/MIL specific questions, but if someone is mil. and can go to that post, I had quite a few specific questions.
Following are more generalized questions pertinent to my Papillary Cancer and subsequent thyroidectomy:
-How long after RAI will one feel "different?" At what point can Cytomel be resumed?
-Speaking of Cytomel. It seems as if most people say they take Synthroid (or other t4 med). Am I on cytomel just because I am pending RAI June 4? Will I then be switched to something else? I take 50 MCG tablets daily? Is this enough? Is it not enough? What is considered an "average" dose?
- I worry I'll barely be able to do my job due to fatigue and brain mush post surgery. Will return at the 2 week mark. Anyone found difficulty working at this point? How about your ability to work during the 2 weeks prior to RAI, while on the low-iodine diet and no hormone pills??
-Any body have experience with weight gain after surgery and before getting the hormones evened out (surgery was 26 April/RAI in June)? I eat constantly, till my belly hurts. It is gross. Even had a dream about eating and I RARELY remember my dreams. This is out of control and I can't find many thoughts on this in the various groups I've perused.
Any and all replies would be very much appreciated.