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  1. Can follicular CA of thyroid cause this?
    ... scans don't show too much, and he wants me to have thyrogen shots, and then get my thyroglobulin bloodwork done ... my neck, and says if the thyroglobulin goes well on thyrogen , I can wait a couple of years for scans and such. ... My question is, did you have your thyrogen shots done at your nuclear med place, or at the endo ... friend's endo gives her the shots...and I spoke to the thyrogen company, and they say the endo can give it....we'll...
    ... Reece. Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. My thyrogen shots were all done at the Rad. Onc. office. I hope...
    ... Yes, the thyrogen is a fortune, I'm grateful for insurance! Thanks for ... the luck! I just read that thyrogen , as of january 2008 is fda approved for ablation as...
    ... I couldn't use thyrogen for my first ablation, in February or March of 2006 ... do a second ablation I was elated that he suggested thyrogen . I didn't care what my endo thought 'cause I had already ... about four days prior to the ablation when giving thyrogen . He said studies have shown a little better response ... to ablation when off T-meds for a short time, with thyrogen . Four days without Synthroid is a piece of cake so...

Cancer: Thyroid board

  1. Thyroid cancer follow up
    ... about his reasoning. I see that most also use the Thyrogen shots for follow up to have a stimulated? TSH,Tg...
    ... symptoms any more. I don't think they'd give you thyrogen ($1000) for just a tg, I think they'd do a scan along ... know that the tg is more accurate when you are hypo/ thyrogen , but if you are just using it as a marker, as your...

  2. Thyroid Cancer (Papillary)
    ... just the scan. Did you go Monday and Tuesday for Thyrogen shot and Wednesday for the pill (iodine) and Friday...

  3. Papillary Thyroid Cancer - 2 differing doc opinions, what to do?
    ... who are taking the meds prior to a scan are using Thyrogen . Newly diagnosed patients generally don't get this...

  4. Thyroid Cancer +WBS
    ... Can anyone tell me. I had a WBS today with thyrogen injections. As there was too much iodine still in...
    ... Did you go on Low iodine diet before Thyrogen injections and WBS?...
    ... Did you go on Low Iodine Diet before Thyrogen injections and WBS?...

  5. help-thyroid cancer and radiation
    ... nodule, 1cm, and her endo. actually allowed her to use thyrogen , which the FDA has approved for follow up scans, but...
    ... about seeing if there is a possibility of using the thyrogen . So she did that to prep for radiation or in place...
    ... did feel sluggish in the afternoons physically. Thyrogen is given several days before your scan to artificially...

  6. Amy, Ringbearer, Blue or any others who have had thyroid cancer...
    ... nine months after my first. Six months later I had a thyrogen stimulated scan and blood work that all came back...

Ear, Nose & Throat board

  1. Hurts in chest when swallowing liquids
    ... thyroid cancer 1990) and eventually stumbled into a thyrogen induced depression. The first time, it was accompanied...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Here is my story..
    ... ask your endo. or whoever is managing your RAI about thyrogen ---it's done all over the world, but in the US it's ... do it the other way)---if they allow you to use the thyrogen , then you won't have to go without medication.......
    ... 2 weeks before the RAI? and I will ask about the Thyrogen . Glad to hear about the hair regrowth. Osteblast...

  2. RAI scheduled for 12/2
    ... diet - won't have to go hypo though - will do the thyrogen shot). I will take the tracer dose.................

  3. tHYROIDECTOMY
    ... hypo for your RAI (I did, some hospitals rarely use thyrogen and you don't need to, but not usually in the US for...

  4. biopsy results....next is radiation....any info?
    ... although not in the US, they give you a drug called thyrogen instead of going hypo), and when your TSH reaches...

  5. Hair falling out again
    ... experiencing and constant nausea...well yesterday I had a thyrogen stimulated full body scan and that showed a spot on...

  6. RAI Questions
    ... after the first dose, but I didn't go hypo, I used thyrogen . I was hypo with no meds for about 6 weeks, and...
    ... scan. I am very interested in looking into the thyrogen treatment vs having to go completely hypo again :...
    ... needed! Gives us hope, so thank you. :) What is thyrogen ? Can you go on that for the scan so you don't go...
    ... thyrogen is a drug that is used all over the world for rai ... completely hypo. However, the FDA has approved the drug thyrogen for scans. So when I went for my scans a year ... follow up scan 6 months later. Definitely ask for thyrogen !...
    ... it is exactly what was explained to me. I Googled thyrogen last night. Looks promising. I'll definitely be...

  7. menopause???
    ... body scan. The last scan I did my Dr. gave me the thyrogen injection to put me in hypo to prepare for the scan...

  8. Second round of RI a year after the first?
    ... there were any remnants left, I didn't go hypo, I used thyrogen and it was quite expensive. You could do other...

  9. Need Help!!! Thyrogen or cold turkey????
    ... then? In most countries other than the US, they do thyrogen all the time, so you can of course go that route. ... regular cold turkey scan the first time, and then thyrogen for any follow ups. Keep in mind if you do go...

  10. 1 more...
    ... One more quick question for those that have had Thyrogen Injections...does it burn? I know they hurt but does...
    ... Had thyrogen injection this a.m.. Ok, the injection itself didn...

  11. ???lab Results???
    ... what the deal is? I had my 1st RAI Oct '07. The Thyrogen Scan (June 2nd) is the 1st that I will have had since...

  12. Thyrogen Scan
    ... Bilinda, I had a thyrogen scan 2 years ago. The shot is in the muscle, so it...

  13. RAI yesterday 150 millicuries, feeling nauseous & SO TIRED
    ... either. The first time we ablated I raised TSH with Thyrogen . This time we did it the traditional method and my...
    ... the best for ablation. Glad you had it done. The thyrogen to my knowledge is effective for screening but not ... for TSH build up for RAI. I had the thyrogen last year for a 1 year follow up. I can imagine...

  14. How do you feel after RAI?
    ... convinced my doc to let me prepare for alblation with thyrogen . Upside-felt great...never felt bad/tired thru recovery...

  15. pap cancer,TT, going hypo (for RAI...again! ) Nobody understands...
    ... 25th! That's a long time from now...no cytomel or thyrogen is being used this time around to optimize the success ... . We used thyrogen the first time after my surgery (2 years ago)...I...

  16. Full body scan results
    ... cancer that's uncontrollable. Also, were you hypo or on thyrogen when you took the tg? That also makes a difference...
    ... test a week ago today, about a month after I took thyrogen and had the RAI ablation. I never learned what ... immediately after RAI, three days after my second thyrogen injection. I think I'll contact that doctor to see ... Cytomel for more than two weeks and had just had two thyrogen shots I should have had an elevated TSH for that one...
    ... said the level a few days before RAI and before the thyrogen shots was 1800. He said the 2552 reading was one of...

  17. Help! Is cancer is back?
    ... insisted on NOT going hypo and made the doctor use Thyrogen off label to get my TSH up for the RAI. My year out ... that I prepared for this scan also with my beloved Thyrogen . Well, now I feel like my fiesty "beat the hypo" ... re-do RAI. (Note: this is NOT the doc who gave my thyrogen off label, he has left the hospital, so this newest...

  18. One week total thyroid removal
    ... dosage. That's so great that they are giving you thyrogen injections. I had them for my follow up, but my doctors...

  19. Upcoming TT surgery - papillary cancer - questions
    ... start a low iodine diet and then in 5 weeks I will do thyrogen vs. deprivation. It makes you go hypo quickly and...

  20. Do you have to go on LID before thyrogen injections(7 month after TT and 1st RAI)?
    ... all. I did not, for my follow up scans when I took thyrogen shots. I was on synthroid even the day of my scans...

  21. Thyrogen shot/radioiodine pill - for whole body scan - now PREGNANT
    ... Were you required to get a pregnancy test before the thyrogen and the scan??? I just had this done. Had to have ... hospitalized for the ablation treatment. I don't think Thyrogen itself is harmful. I think it gets out of the body...

  22. Good News - All Clear
    ... thyroglobulin number was 0. This is after doing the thyrogen , and I-131 scan. I also had it done last December...

  23. Cancer Free
    ... I am hoping that the scan does well. I had the thyrogen and didn't have to go off meds. Really, that is great...

  24. There has to be a better way to prep for SCAN??
    ... the scan.. For my first year scan my doctor used thyrogen .. she said it was going to be alot easier for me to...
    ... Hi! THYROGEN is the answer. Just had my first shot today. No...
    ... doc might of had a reason.. ask. :) My father had thyrogen shots a couple years ago and he has high blood pressure ... ***** a couple years ago.. he offer to pay for my thyrogen in case my insurance would not just so i would not...

  25. Low Iodine Wagon- Fell off the Wagon...
    ... Hi Guys! I am getting ready for the Thyrogen shots and scans late next week. Problem is that...

  26. How long before symptoms of hypo hit?
    ... I did not go hypo because I talked doc into using Thyrogen . Well, didn't work right and now I still need remnants ... of the RAI was the problem or the preparation using Thyrogen . I am absolutely dreading going hypo!! I am on...

  27. pap cancer people ..help please?
    ... doc into letting me prepare for RAI albation using Thyrogen even tho in is not approved for ablation in US, only...
    ... You certainly are! I wanted thyrogen for my RAI, and my doctor was really against it, and ... then for my follow up scan at first he said no way to thyrogen (the nuclear med place was actually open to it), but...
    ... loke Reece am surprised at the docs letting you do Thyrogen intially. It normally is only used for followup scans...
    ... approved in Europe, so there is evidence to support Thyrogen will work with ablation...we just don't know for sure...
    ... Emmymm, So sorry to hear that your Thyrogen -- Body Scan failed. I had TT surgery in September ... and have done well. I just last week had my 6 month thyrogen -- full body scan and it came out fine. Were you ... remove any lymph noids. I was not aware that the Thyrogen test was not approved in the US. I wasn't given a ... choice -- My endo said the thyrogen would be the best way to go. Again, I am so sorry ... heard that some people are just not candidates for the Thyrogen test. Did you have two shots and a RAI pill and then...
    ... Hi June, The Thyrogen is approved in the US to raise our TSH levels before ... Europe. My doc agreed to try it. So the only part Thyrogen is NOT approved for in US is getting ready for the...

  28. Results from Thyrogen -- Full Body Scan
    ... June---congrats on the clean thyrogen scan! That's great news! Don't know anything about...
    ... June: Did you actually receive the 2 thyrogen shots and the go for the radioactive I-123 scan? ...
    ... Kathy, The schedule for my Thyrogen Body Scan was: Monday I went for my first shot in...
    ... I'm hoping I can get Thyrogen the next time I need the scan. I've had two so far ... where I was pre-TT. My endo seemed open to using Thyrogen but he cautioned that it is very expensive and some...
    ... Just got a call from the pharmacy that produces Thyrogen . It costs approx. $2,000.00. My co-pay is $422.00...
    ... I did not do LId for my Thyrogen Injection and WBS. Nobody Told me. Is this right?...

  29. Thyrogen--Full Body Scan
    ... on Levoxyl 137mcg. Doing fine. My endo schedules Thyrogen Full Body Scan six months after surgery. I would...
    ... Good to hear you are doing well! I had the thyrogen scan----so much better than having to go hypo!!! I...
    ... I had Thyrogen last Monday and Tuesday, no effects at all. Had RAI ... I had this scan before with a tracer dose and the Thyrogen . I go to the Doc tomorrow so I guess I will find out...
    ... s destroyed by it usually 1-3 months later. The thyrogen shots June is referring to are injections they use...

  30. Digestive Problems
    ... neglected to tell you that I did'nt go hypo for RAI, I had thyrogen to avoid that, so I did'nt have to quit taking my...
    ... I did thyrogen for my follow up scans....so much better than being...

  31. Scans and more scans
    ... scoop on my 1st yearly scan. I get to have these Thyrogen injections and scans. Sounds fun huh! Take care...

  32. too much radiation?
    ... treatment for follow up scans. Also, you could request a thyrogen scan at these times so you don't have to go hypo....

  33. My TT surgery experience...
    ... in the week before or 4-6 weeks after, or ask for thyrogen so you don't have to go through hypo. I've had two ... experiences going hypo and I plan to insist on thyrogen the next time I need a scan because going through...

  34. 1 Week Post Op TT
    ... 2 weeks, perhaps, unless your doctor plans to use thyrogen . More recently I was given Cytomel as a first step ... recovery took about as long. I am going to insist on thyrogen the next time I need a scan because going hypo makes...

  35. Scheduled Right Thyroidectomy-please post success stories for me
    ... so I can keep myself busy and have fun. I had one thyrogen shot today and one yesterday. I feel great, and most...

  36. Predicting with Thyrogobulin levels
    ... one taken after my 1 year follow up, when I was on thyrogen for my scan (fake hypo). My first test was taken after...

  37. New Twist--conflicting results
    ... me on the fast track and today I had my very first thyrogen shot, the second to be tomorrow and the RAI ablation ... dose on Wednesday. Since my endo wouldn't talk about thyrogen he took me off Synthroid on 2/1 then took me off Cytomel ... have shown more effective ablations can be had with thyrogen if Synthroid is discontinued 4 days prior to RAI but...
    ... Saturday and I am only tired a couple hours a day. That Thyrogen stuff is wonderful....
    ... Oh thyrogen is a dream!!! Glad you got to use it. Start drinking...
    ... Saturday and I am only tired a couple hours a day. That Thyrogen stuff is wonderful. Hi Archie, I am glad that...
    ... surprise. At the last minute (before I got the first Thyrogen shot on Monday) he ordered a thyroglobulin test. I...
    ... Were you hypo, or on thyrogen for the last thyroglobulin test???? For some reason ... they are much more informative while you are hypo/ thyrogen , than when you are on meds---not sure why. The...
    ... I was both, hypo and took two shots of thyrogen . My endo took me off Synthroid on 2/1 and off Cytomel ... on 2/17, not expecting to use Thyrogen . The Rad. Onc. brought it up at our consult prior...

  38. Sometimes you just have to throw a fit
    ... just have to wait a week I think I'll bring up the thyrogen thing. I'm only vaguely familiar with how it's given...
    ... meal planning but I believe it is worth it. As for Thyrogen , I have had 2 Thyrogen scans and will be having my ... 3rd in November. You can not do Thyrogen at this point. It takes awhile to get the drug ordered ... approved. You do not stop any medications while using Thyrogen . Plus, if you are hypo, this will give you the most ... just have to wait a week I think I'll bring up the thyrogen thing. I'm only vaguely familiar with how it's given...

  39. Pathology Report-Papillary Cancer
    ... farther apart. When I first started, there was no Thyrogen for scanning purposes, so it was very hard to go hypo ... me that I could go to a 2-3 year scan cycle. Then Thyrogen came along and my doctor wanted to do it every year...

  40. Talk me out of this...
    ... cancer is in check. Why don't you just ask for a thyrogen scan if you can't take it---that would be much better ... the endo or the radiation oncologist----ask for the thyrogen injections----there's no point in having a test if...
    ... turkey. :( I've seen other discussions about the thyrogen injections and gathered that is a very expensive alternativ...

  41. ChristinaVA thryoid cancer follow up?
    ... do another scan in 2 years, but since I would use thyrogen , I don't mind having it annually if that's better...
    ... clean (1998). They let me wait 2 years. Then I had a Thyrogen scan in 2000 which was clean. And then another clean ... Thyrogen scan in 2003. I will be having another scan this...
    ... conservative, and some would say 5 years! Wasn't thyrogen soooo much better than going hypo? They use it in...
    ... stay at this level. So far, so good! Yes, the Thyrogen was much better than going hypo; however, I am also...

  42. Low Iodine Diet - and general update
    ... continue to take your thyroxine and may be eligible for thyrogen which they inject twice. I am eligible for it, thankfully...

  43. Another scheduling dilemma
    ... wonder if it's the same for you? I was lucky to have thyrogen at my one year follow up. My friend who went hypo...

  44. how often is the rai scan done
    ... peace of mind, even though it was a pain to go on thyrogen and get it done....

  45. Thyroglobulin antibodies no more?
    ... over a year ago due to thyroid cancer and have had 2 Thyrogen Protocols and both my tests were below 20 for thyroglobulin...

  46. Cancer post-thyroidectomy+my story w/Graves
    ... here didn't have to do, because her doctor allowed thyrogen injection.(FDA approved for scans, not treatment,...

  47. Thyroid removal/psychotic reaction
    ... synthroid. I eventually went into what was listed as a thyrogen induced depression. Once I started taking my meds...

  48. Saw Endo--lab results
    ... later, when I went for my follow up scan and was on thyrogen to mimic a high TSH, the scans and the blood work...
    ... you had it for RAI---so I think my 1 year follow up thyrogen thyroglobulin test was more accurate/informative than...
    ... About the thyrogen --without me saying anything about it my endo volunteered ... that he would not be putting me on thyrogen prior to the I-131 scan, just taking me off Synthroid...
    ... My endo. actually said no to thyrogen --- said my nodule was too large---(also, I had the...

  49. RAI advice
    ... Did you ask about the possibility of using the thyrogen injections? What did they say? The normal prep...

  50. Surgery Stories
    ... ablation for pap cancer. I asked for him to give me Thyrogen instead. With Thyrogen you do not have to go off ... had my ablation and scan. Most people don't ask for Thyrogen cuz they aren't aware. My doc was fabulous and did...
    ... Most doctors in the US will not give you thyrogen for a first time thyroid cancer treatment. Some will ... here. My endo. was even reluctant to give me a thyrogen for the follow up scan this year, a year later, because...
    ... larger , perhaps my doc would not have wanted to do the thyrogen bit. It is a really shame that people are forced ... to be hypo when Thyrogen has been shown to elevate the tsh just fine (mine ... Hopefully more studies will get the FDA to approve thyrogen for this use. I was so determined that I would have...

  51. low iodine diet/ Ablation/ how long?
    ... did your doc say to do? I go in today for my second Thyrogen injection, and I will ask my doc. Yesterday i was...

  52. TSH LOWER a month after TT???? WHY??
    ... know more than they do sometimes. I knew more about Thyrogen than my doc. I brought medical journals to support...

  53. Radioiodine experiences
    ... I won't be going hypo tho, because I'll be using Thyrogen injections, but I do need to do the low iodine diet...

  54. Scans so far....
    ... so good....went for my thyrogen scan last week to see if the RAI killed off my cancer...

  55. Thyrogen question
    ... I had thyrogen last week, and had no side effects whatsoever-(and...

  56. RAI after thyroidectomy for cancer...should I or shouldn't I?
    ... No wonder you feel crappy! :( There is always Thyrogen , but I don't feel like doctor shopping to find one...
    ... op. TT papillary 1cm tumor. I am planning on using thyrogen . I pretty much insisted on it and my doc was happy ... what it was. What do you mean by using "off label" thyrogen ...as in generic? Is thyrogen ultra expensive? I ... really checked on that , I have insurance...but if thyrogen isn't covered, id be willing to pay big bucks to avoid...
    ... a weight loss drug it is technically illegal. WIth Thyrogen , it's approved ONLY for follow-up scanning, NOT for ... it for a first time ablation. I have heard that Thyrogen is about $1500 per dose if insurance doesn't cover...
    ... keep you posted. Maybe i should buy some stock in Thyrogen ...seems like they must make a healthy profit!!!!...
    ... oncologist would also be the one to do your yearly thyrogen shot/body scans. Think of it in terms of: if you...

  57. TT and Angelina Jolie
    ... still taking synthroid 100mcg because I have demanded Thyrogen to prepare for the RAI scan. I refuse to be hypo ... there is a way around it. Are either of you going the Thyrogen route? (In my area Thryogen is not the "standard...

  58. So...tired...after tt....hellp...meee.....
    ... Have you considered preparing for your rai scan with Thyrogen injections (to raise TSH)? I have demanded this from...
    ... As far as I know, Thyrogen is approved only for subsequent scans, not for initial...

  59. Thyrogen
    ... Well, good news, I'm going for thyrogen too.......my doctor changed his mind, because it took...
    ... removed in situations like yours. Did you have your thyrogen scan yet? Mine is next week.....I get injection, go...

  60. Please Help=)How do I take cytomel with my synthroid?
    ... Illmakeit---are you talking about thyrogen ? That's a special shot they give you so you don't...

  61. Any Papillary cancer people out there?
    ... moved to some lymph nodes in the neck area. I had my thyrogen injections yesterday and today and then my radioactive...
    ... asked to prepare for my RAI ablation trreatment with Thyrogen so I don't have to live hypo for 6 weeks. I am feeling...

  62. Follicular carcinoma
    ... because my doctor changed his mind and let me do thyrogen . If you want chocolate that's okay, consider looking...

  63. Ringbearer, Reece, or anyone else...
    ... won't have to stop my meds...I'll be able to do the thyrogen scan. Thank you all again for your support. :...

  64. hilery79, remember me?
    ... accurate than a scan (although, look at my scenario). Thyrogen scans are mega expensive and time consuming. I had ... what will happen then. Off I go to hypoland. The thyrogen is much better than going hypo! Hey kiddo, you...
    ... Ring or Hilery, Can you tell me more about the thyrogen ? Is it allowed in the one year follow up? Is it for...
    ... depends on the particular patient's diagnosis. Thyrogen is not approved for thyroid cancer treatment, but ... off their meds for a RAI treatment, but they can use Thyrogen for follow up scans. Does that help? Thyrogen artificiall ... scans. Usually a patient having been injected with Thyrogen will do both type of tests. Hopefully it will eventually...
    ... hypo for so long ever again. I hope they let me do thyrogen next time. My friend who went to Columbia only went...

  65. scan
    ... nonexistant) then I would say yes. Or you could have a Thyrogen scan and do the whole body. If your tg comes back...

  66. midwest question for you
    ... understand the whole thing? By the way I am trying to get a Thyrogen scan instead, so I will not be hypo long, but so far...

  67. Idea's about depression and going hypo?
    ... both make some sense to me. I would love to do the Thyrogen shots instead of going off my meds but this is not...


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