Re: What meds pre-surgery
surgery for what? Thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism?
I'm not sure about thyroid cancer, but for a thyroidectomy for Graves/hyperthyroidism they typically give you SSKI or Lugol's solution to take for a few days prior to the surgery. This makes the thyroid gland less vascular and therefore makes it a much less bloody surgery. It also lowers thyroid hormone levels.
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.
Last edited by K9Mom; 09-20-2004 at 02:56 PM.