Is it required that you take Thyrogen before you start your RAI treatments? I looked it up on my insurance website and it is not covered and they estimate that it is $2045.00 per shot. Can you "get ready" for RAI without it?
Yes, I did not take thyrogen before RAI. You just have to go off your thyroid meds to go hypo. That takes longer to get hypo (depending upon whether you are taking Cytomel or Synthroid), and also involves a longer time to get back to the TSH your doctor will want you to have. But it is definitely workable.
from what I have read the Thyrogen does not work as well as doing the T3 for 6 weeks.. I am willing to go thru the side effects of not having the meds. I am going to do everything I can to make sure what I do will work the best. I want to make sure the cancer is gone and that I have done everything possible to help it along..