I am post-thyroidectomy/RAI due to cancer. After being off my meds for over 6 weeks, I will finally be having my first one-year scan on Monday (hooray!). I have a couple of questions from the pros who have gone before or other knowledgeable folks.
How quickly should my doctor safely up my dose of Synthroid now that we have a pretty good idea of my dosage? I don’t want to straggle up over a 6-month period like I did last time, but neither do I want to shock my system too abruptly.
Right now I feel just awful (my TSH on Tuesday was already 57). I feel as though I have wiped a year of healing right off the board, and am kind of depressed about it. I also fear that I have new tissue growth as I have felt “full” in my neck and have a small bump ever since I stopped taking the Cytomel. I was not expecting to have any sensations in my neck if there is no tissue left
. Of course, I feel puffy around my eyes and am retaining water in general, so I was hoping that was the cause. Has anyone else experienced this sensation when they were off meds or when their med levels were quite low??
Thanks and please say a prayer for me.