May 22, 2010 - 3:23 pm
Got a letter in the mail today from ONCOMAN. It states my last blood test shows my thyroid is uderactive and it's really bumming me out. He sent along a prescription for Synthroid. He also stated in the letter I'll probably be on it for life. Some general questions to anyone on thyroid medication which by the way is a common side effect of radiation to the head and neck. Thats what they mean about the gift that keeps on giving. The condition can cause a host of problems including depression, weight gain, heart and brain function problems and the most common one is the "I'm always cold complaint" I'm currently not having any issues although the constant cold thing used to bother me but now the temps are warmer. I'm ten months post radiation.
So how many of you are on thyroid medication. How long after treatment did it get diagnosed and is it an expensive prescription?