Sep 12, 2010 - 1:25 pm
I've been off my levo and on the LID for 23 days and my TSH level is still only 6.6. My oncologist says it needs to be >30 for me to take the RAI. I'm still feeling fine, just sick of the diet. I'm following the thyroid cancer survivors diet very strictly. I have recurring Hurthle cell cancer. This will be my first RAI treatment. Nothing was done after my original diagnosis in 2006. I've had 3 recurrent tumors in my neck which were removed surgically in 2 separate ops this summer. The reason I am being so diligent with the diet is that at best I have only a 15% chance that it will be effective on any remaining throid (Hurthle) cells. I'm trying to do everything I can to push the odds of RAI working in my favor.
Has anyone else had a problem getting their TSH to go up? If so how long did it take? Have you heard of any "tricks" to get your pituitary to spit out more TSH?
Your input is greatly appreciated. Alice