Originally Posted by ericarede
I'm 35 years old and was diagnosed with Thyroid Ca in June 2010.
I had a FNA in May, total thyroidectomy and cervical node resection in June whereafter Papillay Ca was confirmed with metastasis to the cervical lymph nodes. I had I-131 in July 2010. I started taking Eltroxin 200 micrograms a day the day after the I-131. a month later the blood tests showed that my body was not absorbing the T3 and T4? my dr then prescribed Diotroxin 1 tablet twice a day with the Eltroxin which i've been taking for 3 weeks now. I have been gaining weight slowly, I feel tired most of the time and I'm experiencing discomfort and pain in my neck with cramps in my legs and shoulders. I can feel a lump in the right side of my neck which I am worried about, but I am only due for my scan at the end of October. Should I relax and wait untill then? or should I see my doctor?
According to my doctor I should stop taking my meds a month before the scan - I am terrified to not take the meds. Is there nothing else that they can do?
I just inquired about the same. Now, the injections have come, which you need to take couple of days before. Doctor was telling me now the patient can have thyroxine tablets as well as idodised containing food/salts. Just need to give couple of injections before the I-131 starts. But mind you the cost of the injections are pretty high. 35,000 INR cost of one injection. Hence total of 70,000.