• Has any one else done the thyrogen shots instead of going into hyperthyroidism prior to radiation. This is my second time having R131

    Asked by SMT4 on Friday, January 18, 2013

    Has any one else done the thyrogen shots instead of going into hyperthyroidism prior to radiation. This is my second time having R131

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    • ILDenlou's Avatar
      ILDenlou

      my coworker took the shot said it was fine dont have to go threw like the other was we did it
      why are they giving i131 again did the cancer come back denise

      over 4 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar
      SMT4

      The lymphnodes in the neck are large on both sides where they removed the cancer a year ago. They want to do another round to make sure and then after do a body scan.

      over 4 years ago
    • ILDenlou's Avatar
      ILDenlou

      Shannon i dont understanding why the cant biospy them them i just had a biospy on minen when it looked like cancer instead of giving i131 again did the blood test say the cancer is active again

      over 4 years ago
    • hgbkokopelli's Avatar
      hgbkokopelli

      I get the Thyrogen shots before the Pet Scans or thyroid scans and I feel great after the first dose which is where I think I should be for the thyroid dose every day. The second shot throws me into hyperthyroidism and then I am really cold and it goes away after the scan. I like it. I have been non iodized so much the year of 2012 that my medical Oncologist at CTCA said I would just have blood work in MArch and we would skip the scan for now. Yeah :)

      over 4 years ago
    • babyaaronsmom's Avatar
      babyaaronsmom

      I have had the thyrogen shots twice now and will again here in a month or so. What is your question in regards to?

      over 4 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar
      SMT4

      Babyaaronsmom I was wondering if this is a typical way of preparing. It my first time taking the thyrogen I'm trying to figure out if I can work my night shift schedule having the thyrogen shots or will those days be tough also?

      Thank you all for your responses.

      over 4 years ago
    • tamp3265's Avatar
      tamp3265

      I used the thyrogen shots one year ago. Better than the fasting methods. The injections are given in the hip and no more pain or discomfort than any other injections.

      over 4 years ago

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