Aug 10, 2009 - 5:24 pm
I had heard that patients having had neck radiation often experience a decline in Thyroid production due to the toll that it takes on the Thyroid gland. I had also heard that typically that does not occur until 4 or 5 years post treatments. I am not quite 2 years and my annual bloodwork this week indicates Hypothyroid problems (TSH of 7.6). Not a big deal of course. Just have to take a Thyroid replacement from now on. Inexpensive and I guess easy to adjust to. My wife has been on Synthroid for 30 years with no problems.
My question to you folks with several years behind you, have you had to start taking a Thyroid replacement med? If so, at what point, how much and how did it go.
Started Synthroid 50 Mcg. today. Doc wants to retest in 4-6 weeks to monitor dosage.
As always, thanks for your experience and support.