Jun 01, 2013 - 4:51 pm
My dad is experiencing new and different feelings since he has finished up his radiation treatments in March. He has been complaining about his skin hurting and he is very sensitive to anyone touching him and of course he is very very tired. He is also loosing weight even tho he is drinking his ensure and eating soft foods. It seems to be only in the upper body section that is experiencing pain. It's not hurting below his waist. He went and had some blood work. He said it looks like the radiation caused damage to his thyroid. The doctor is wanting him to come in Monday to take a radioactive pill so they can run a scan to check his thyroid. What can anyone tell me about this pill. Are there any side effects? And is this something that is always done to test the thyroid?