Sep 25, 2012 - 2:25 am
I have found a wealth of information on this site. I am so grateful and hope I will be able to support others here in the future as I gain more knowledge and experience. For now I am too new to be of much help. I am more afraid than anything, but am trying to moderate my fear by getting good info. Here is my personal info, and 3 questions for the night. I had a lot more, but found so many answers here. Thank you so MUCH!
Me: 60, F, FVPCT, capsular and vascular invasion, lymph nodes clean. Encapsulated Tumor 1.9cm, no thyroid capsule invasion.
Is 75 mci a standard starting dose?
Is thyrogen still nearly impossible to get? or is it worth pusing for. I haven't done well on cytomel, and am still adjusting that, but until today I have been operating only on info I found on the internet, and it is hard to ask good questions of the endo when you don't know what to ask. I swear there is a "hyper" hel and I have been on it for the last 9 days, and got some sort of viral infection/stress reaction after surgery and had multiple low calcium episodes following surgery. Not sure thyrogen is for me, but "hypo" hell sounds REALLY bad.
I was given a low iodine diet that varies GREATLY from others I have seen. I have copied it here. Any comments? I can't believe cheese is ok, nor that it doesn't mention soy, processed foods etc. Anyone know why or seen a similar diet?
Please start a low iodine diet 5 days before the dose and for 3 days after your dose. You can do this by avoiding or limiting the following:
-breads made using iodine
Below is a list of foods that are fine to eat while avoiding Iodine:
These are the guidelines for a low Iodine diet. You may make adjustments as necessary.