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Archives for October 2004
Hi, I was diagnosed with papillary variant folicular cancer last August, right now I just started my low iodine diet yesterday and stopped Cytomel too. I am scheduled to have my RAI on 11/15. I am really concerned and worried about having babies. I am 29 years with no children, in fact we were thinking to start doing the…
Radioactive Iodine Therapy (I-131)
I am having Radioactive Iodine therapy on the 29th of this month. My endocrinologist informed me that following my therapy, I would need to stay in the hospital or a similar facility for 3 days, to avoid radiation exposure to family/friends because we only have 1 bathroom at home. However, the secretary at the nuclear…
Is Cytomel Necessary?
I had a total thyroidectomy August 12 of this year. I was given Levothyroxine the day after surgery, and continued to take it for a month before being switched to Levoxyl. I did have complications with electrolyte imbalance after surgery, and was readmitted 2 days after my initial release. I was given calcium suppliments…
TSH level prior to RAI
I am scheduled to have my first RAI treatment on the 26th of this month. I was told my TSH level would need to be at least 50 in order for it to be effective. I just received my blood test results yesterday, and I am actually at 155! I was just curious to know if anyone else ever got this high and if I should be concerned…
I am a 35 year old male and had my thyroid removed. I also had iodine treatment . What can I expect and will this cure me ? What will be the quality of my life after this .
Did anyone feel any symptoms prior do theri diagnosis?
Im a 20 year old male currently attending school. Lately I've feel just unhealthy. Like my body is trying to tell me something. I went to a natural path since it was a lot easier to get an appointment and right away he told me lymphs nodes were swollen. I have a doctors appointment this week. I feel a slight pain in my…
Curious about Cytomel & RAI
I was recently diagnosed with papillary cancer and have had a total thyroidectomy in 09/04. I am currently taking Cytomel for 3 weeks and then am supposed to go off of it for a week before my RAI. My oncologist did not give me any idea of how I should expect to feel over the next 3 weeks while I am on Cytomel or how I will…