Aug 16, 2012 - 8:22 pm
I had Bells Palsy 6 years ago, a year after I started having pain in my parotid gland below the ear. The pain comes and goes,now I am face with a problem, I am not sure about getting the RAI treatment. I understand from the doctor and the research I have to eat sour candy to keep the salivary glands active, I can't, sour candy along with other things cause the pain in my jaw. My doctor told me that my thyroid protein level was 1 and that the ultra sound didn't show anything. She said that she would give me a low dose of RAI as a precaution. My cancer was 3.9 mm on the right side and 1.6 mm on the right, the thyroid doctor is confident that the surgeon got everything. My ENT did a CT Scan which showed no blockage or stone in the gland. I am not sure what to do now. I don't want to cause myself more pain, when I have the pain now in my jaw it stops me and I just don't see causing more pain. Does anyone have any thoughts.