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Old 12-07-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Thyrogen Scan whole body

Any one had one? Been doing some reading on it and not sure how safe it is. Like any input I can get.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: Thyrogen Scan whole body

Ok, does this mean no one has had the thyrogen body scan? This is the one where you are only off thyroid hormone for a couple of days or something then they give you 2 shots of thyrogen and do the scan, Also have to go on low iodine diet?

 
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: Thyrogen Scan whole body

I've never heard of it. Sorry

 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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Re: Thyrogen Scan whole body

Funny. . I just posted the same thing. I have a friend who is doing the Thyrogen instead of the other stuff and swears by it. I'm in the process of my annual scan and feeling lousy about now and wishing that my doctor had offered the Thyrogen option. My friend said that it requires two injections and each one is $1500 but way worth it. I didn't ask if the insurance covered it or not, but I will. Go to thyrogen.com for more info. Looks like a good option to me if your insurance will cover it

And by the way, he didn't have to go off of his meds at all and didn't have to do the low iodine diet either!

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Old 12-09-2004, 06:47 PM   #5
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Re: Thyrogen Scan whole body

My endo says you still have to go on the diet. Most websites agree with that too so I am not sure why your friend did not have to go on it?

 
Old 07-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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Re: Thyrogen Scan whole body

I just did Thyrogen injections and Whole body scan last week (july 15-20, 2007. I DID NOT go on Low Iodine Diet or off Syntroid. That what my endo told me to do. 2 Thyrojen shots, 2 blood work and Whole Body Scan.

 
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