Re: Hyperthyroidism problems after thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer
If you are not feeling right, there are a few things you can do---you could ask for beta blockers, which is what my endo. said he would do if I had problems and felt too "hyper".
Also, even though t4 builds in your system over time, you are on a very high to low dose, and I wonder if that's affecting you a bit? What if you took 175 4 times a week, and 150 3 times, (alternating days so it the hormone is more constant) or something like that?
Maybe you'd smidgen down a teeny bit in dose, feel a little better, but not get hyper symptoms? My endo. says it's more an art than a science, and I think as long as your tsh is under 1, you should be okay in terms of suppression. I'm actually at .03 and feel fine, but it took a while to feel normal.
Instead of a nuclear med person managing you, would you consider seeing an endo for another opinion? Maybe the endo. is more comfortable moving up and down to get you to a place where you feel better, yet remain suppressed?
Last edited by Reece; 11-02-2008 at 06:20 AM.