Aug 22, 2013 - 11:51 am
Finished taxotere and neulasta. I was scared to death of the final round as I suffered a flu-like syndrome last round with a fever for 14 days and extreme, extreme weakness.
Turns out I was also severely hypothyroid (test 10X below normal). I have had thyroid issues since 1984 and my thyroid was stable (on meds) for 20+ years. Since the mets in 2005, my thyroid has been really all over the map. I had wondered why, since I wasn't eating much, my weight was always the same.
The endocrinologist thinks my meds are interfering with absorption. I am trying tirosint, a liquid levothyroxine in a capsule. She thinks that may help. I have been getting up at 5 to make sure that I take it on a completely empty stomach. Then I go back to bed for a couple of hours.
I believe it is working as I am getting so much stronger!!!! I am beyond aggravated that I suffered so much extreme fatigue and it may not have all been chemo. I have lost 10 lbs in one week. I have no idea what my "real weight" will end being since I still don't have much appetite.
Every day is getting a little better! Now if I could just get over this stinking nausea. And I wonder when food will appeal again?