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Old 10-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Thyroid Cancer

I had thyroid cancer diagnosed and my thyroid and lymph nodes taken out in July 2009. I am wondering, for those of you who have had this done as well, how long it takes to feel normal again? What is your medication set at? What are you taking? I still feel crazy emotional, tired, etc. I have heard it will take me a couple of years for my body to get used to the meds and get working right. I am on abt 250 mg of Levothroid. I would like to compare notes!

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: Thyroid Cancer

Did you have RAI? Thats what really gave me problems, because I went hypo for too long, and had never been on meds prior. It took me quite a while to find the right dose of synthroid (I felt yucko on generic for some reason), where my tsh was suppressed, and I felt right. Then it took at least 4 months to feel more "normal" then it took a while to feel back to myself. It can take, I'm told, up to a year to adjust to feeling like yourself on meds.

I remember I was on vacation about 6 months after RAI, and waking up one day and realizing I felt so much better. It takes a while, but you can get there!

Old 11-08-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Thyroid Cancer

Hard to say when I started to feel "normal" again. The first 6 months or so I was taking Cytomel and Synthroid together and then switched to another Endo and he switched me to all Synthroid.

I didn't really notice an energy change when that happened. I take 250mcg of Synth. I'm a 28 year old 235lb male though, which might have some impact.

I started at 137mcg and was raised dose after dose up to 250 until my TSH was <0.1.

I definitely feel a *lot* better than when I was hypo after the surgery, but I don't really remember what a baseline "normal" was before the surgery (Feb 2008).

Old 11-09-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: Thyroid Cancer

I had my thyroid taken out because of cancer in apr 09. I have just noticed in the past few weeks that I have been feeling alot better. Before this i was miserably tired and had no energy whatsoever I have noticed I dont take as many naps as I use to just on the days I work (I get up at 230am yuck). I am on Levothyroxine 175mcg I didnt think I would ever get better, but even tho I do feel better i hope this isnt as good as it gets.

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