Dec 16, 2011 - 11:03 pm
I had my TT in August of 2010. My Dr. wanted to administer a thyrogen injection prior to my 1 year blood tests for recurrent cancer (TG tests). He has not been able to get the thyrogen hormone shots. Now the company is saying that it might not be available until end of January or February.
My Dr. didn't want to wait any longer, so I had my 1 year ultra sounds yesterday. They found a small mass in the thyroid bed. Having had 4th stage hurthle cell carcinoma, this is very concerning.
Now I need to drop to 1/3 of my synthroid level pills and go hypo in order to have an accurate cancer screening. I'm pissed! Has anyone else had issues getting thyrogen shots? Is there a work around to get the shots? I am the sole supporter of my family, and have a high demand job. I won't be able to function well for 2-3 weeks without the appropriate thyroid replacement hormones.
Any insight would be welcomed.