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Old 02-16-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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thyroid cancer

Hi everyone my name is gill 5 years ago i had thyroid cancer and had to lose all my thyroid and I've been on thyroid meds ever since my big problem is that i just dont sleep and i really have had enough my doctors are rubbish and they say its the menapause or its my age and they dont/wont help .can anyone suggust anything Ive just had a visit to my oncologist and have to go back in 6 monthes again. thanks in advance

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid cancer

All I can speak from is experience...when I was 18 years old (my birthday is tomorrow I'll be 58!!) I was in Uncle Sam's Army (yep, one of those old female vets) and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer...they took our one side and a week later went back in and removed the other side and the little "bridge"...I have been on medication since then...what is that, 40 freakin years? Who'd have thought time would have gone that fast...anyway, I , like 75% of Americans have trouble sleeping...don't think it's due to the missing thyroid on my part, just figure that's life...I take Tylenol Pm and get on with things..... You may want to switch docs, though, if you aren't comfortable with them and don't feel they're taking you's important to have someone you can actually talk with...good luck to you!!

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: thyroid cancer

I had my thyroid removed 5 years ago, too. I have been having trouble sleeping,too. My TSH is very suppressed---0.01. And, my F T4 is high. I am on a lower dose now---and hopefully my sleep will improve. I wake up totally wired, in the middle of the night.

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