Oct 06, 2011 - 6:02 pm
I took my last Cytomel pill on Tuesday (6th of OCT) and will be off any/all thyroid medicine until my I-131 scan on the 18th pending bloodwork on the 14th. I have been on the LID for 16 days and must stay on the LID until the scan is completed on the 18th. I have actually lost 12 pounds on the LID because I can't eat anything that actually fills me up. My salivary glands are starting to bother me and my heart feels like it flitters (or something not related to a noraml beat) on occassion.
It's funny that the RAI and radiation treatments don't scare me as much as being totally off my thyroid medications. Why is this freaking me out so much? My sister has planned a 40th birthday party for me Saturday night and I am praying and hoping that I will feel good enough to enjoy myself. I must go regardless of how I am feeling, I would not hurt her feelings for the world and she has put alot of thought, time, and money into this party.
Am I the only person who has freaked out on being off thyroid meds for a period of time? I still am not sure what to expect while being off the thyroid meds, other than being extremely tired.
I just need some peace of mind right now and some words of encouragement. I am literally a nervous wreck and have taken everything else in stride thus far.
Thanks for letting me vent,