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Old 12-09-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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Anyone do followup scan w/ Thyrogen?

It has been just over a year since my total thyroidectomy and I am in the process of preparing for my annual scan. So I've been on the low iodine diet for a few weeks now and did 40% of my meds for 3 weeks and now have been completely off for over a week. I still have another week and a half to go and am starting to feel awful. A colleague who went through this too about the same time as me, said that this year for his scan they didn't take him off his meds or put him on the diet, but instead they are giving him two Thyrogen injections and then doing the scan. He said it is so much better! Did some research at and it certainly looks like the way to go.

Has anyone had their scan done with Thyrogen instead of the other process?

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Old 12-09-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone do followup scan w/ Thyrogen?

No but I posted a message here a few hours ago about Thyrogen scans, I am in the process of trying to get insurance to approve it. The 2 shots of Thyrogen are $1500.00 alone not counting the scan. They want to do mine as a medical emergency as I have not had any scans since 1991 and thats the year I had my Thyroidectomy I had pappillary cancer. I think you have to prove to your insurance co that going off meds dieting ect causes too much stress on your system. I suppose all that would depend on your insurance co. Since you have only 1 and 1/2 weeks to go ( I know forever) I would do it the next time you need one not this time.

Old 07-23-2007, 04:23 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone do followup scan w/ Thyrogen?

Yes I did . Last week . NO LID diet and i took my Syntroid as usial. GOOD luck. Sveta.

Old 07-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone do followup scan w/ Thyrogen?

I'm in Canada, and I've had the Thyrogen scan twice.

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