Jan 08, 2014 - 4:03 pm
I had both follicular and papillary thryoid cancer about 12 years ago. at that time the frozen section showed no cancer so only the left side removed. The final results showed the cancer .Fast forward to 3 years ago and new nodules were found and the remaining thyroid removed. It was not cancer. I was put on the lowest dosage of synthroid as I couldn't tolerate the generic form. My doctor keeps me hyperhtyroid to avoid return of the cancer. Lately I have been experiencing hair loss, palpiations, extreme dry skin and mood swings. I asked him if this could be related to keeping me hyperthyroid. he said yes but he is not comforrable lowering me so he is sending me to an Endo.
I guess I am curious to know if anyone else is kept hyperthyroid to avoid cancer and if so how do you deal with the side effects?