• I have thyroid. Cancer I strated my internal radiation. I feel. Nausea is that normal

    Asked by maryjane on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    I have thyroid. Cancer I strated my internal radiation. I feel. Nausea is that normal

    15 Answers from the Community

    15 answers
    • KarenG_WN's Avatar
      KarenG_WN (Best Answer!)

      Hi Maryjane,

      I see that a few of our other users who are battling thyroid cancer have reached out to you. I did some research and yes, nausea is normal. It must be so stressful to be going through this, but please know that we are here to help any way we can. Sometimes connecting with others to find out what's "normal" and what isn't can be very helpful.

      Our thoughts are with you!

      over 10 years ago
    • LaceyBug's Avatar

      Yes!!! It's very normal. I had nausea and severe cramping. Also my throat was very scratchy for 2 months after RAI. Hope your feeling better.

      over 10 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      tell ur onc and get some meds for it

      over 10 years ago
    • kschmitz's Avatar

      Hello, Yes, unfortunately that is normal for some. I was very nauseous for about a week. My doc said to suck on sour candy to help, and he also gave me a prescription- ask for that!

      about 10 years ago
    • hikinggirl's Avatar

      it is interesting to read these posts. i was just diagnosed and waiting for my surgery date. not sure if i will need rai though..

      almost 10 years ago
    • hgbkokopelli's Avatar

      Yes it is very normal to feel like this. I was so nauseated and threw up everything for two weeks after the RAI so noone knows how much of it I retained. My bloodwork is still off and no emission until it is 0.40 and I still have no reve feeling from the thyroid replacement and on a very large dose asked about the armour thyroid and noone wants o give it to me there should be something out there to take... The sour candy did help some but not alot I lost 75% of my muscle mass that holds the vocal cords so I have a very weak voice, unable to sing anymore, and it gets raspy at night and I can't yell and my laugh is very weird sounding and talking i can feel air resonnating my wind pipe very weird.

      almost 10 years ago
    • Angelina05's Avatar

      I'm going to guess that most people who have had RAI have expierenced nausea. I know I had it, not so much the day off, but a few days later. I was so excited when I could actually eat "real" food, but the smell of anything made me gag, so I could eat what I wanted but had no desire. And because I drank so much water (I was determined to get that radiation out of my asap!), I couldn't drink water for the longest time. The mind is a funny thing :) Hang in there!!!

      almost 10 years ago
    • Lieberein's Avatar

      Hi, I have been in Remission 5 years and 11 months from Papillary Carcinoma. In regards to the horse voice, I was a singer, and it did change my voice by becoming more horse, and dry, it has not come back…. The good news it… its adds a little sexy Kathleen Turner to it!!

      The nausea will pass. My body too awhile to get used to all the different medications I was on, but hang in there, it does get better!

      over 9 years ago
    • spunky's Avatar

      Yes it is normal. I had my internal radation 11 days ago. For 6 days the nausea was horrid, by day 7 it was gone and I just had very low appetite. I tried zofran for the nausea but it not work as well. I have used it in the past for chemo side effects. Sucking on sour candy really helped with the dry mouth. That is gone now, about 9 days after initial treatment. But of course we all are different in our reactions to stuff. Hope this helped.

      over 9 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      Please make sure you do the sour candy or lemonade SOUR!. This is to protect your saliva glands from being burned by the radiation, it is very important and not stressed enough. My saliva glands have been very badly damaged by my past treatments to the point where I cannot eat without some kind of liquid. I suspect the throat problems mentioned by others is from this as well. My first treatment was in the mid 1970's as experimental treatment, I had it again 30 years later. You are in good hands, Remember to find things to laugh about. Laughter helps healing.

      over 9 years ago
    • jude0211's Avatar

      Hi maryjane, I was diagnosed with follicular thyroid cancer stage 4 in 1993, I had 3 raditaion treatments the first 3 yrs. Yes Nausea unfortunately is normal. My Dr. gave me something to help with that, ask your dr. and maybe he/she can prescribe something for you.

      over 9 years ago
    • jude0211's Avatar

      Hi Maryjane, I just looked up and see that your post is almost a year old now. How are you doing now? I was dx in 1993 with follicular thyroid cancer, stage 4. Hope you are doing well since your radiation treatment.

      over 9 years ago
    • mcecike's Avatar

      Hi I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer 2006
      I had all my Thyroid remove after 4 years I had a reoccurrence
      they took out 32 lymph nodes out of 6 was Cancers
      In 2010 they did a radical neck dissection I am in remission,
      I do not know I had radioactive iodine,

      over 9 years ago
    • haleezcomet's Avatar

      Yes it is normal. Try eating saltines,toast, and sipping on room temp ginger ale. May help ease the nausea. If you are unable to keep fluids down or food then you should probably call your treating physician. Important to stay hydrated. Pray you feel better soon.

      over 9 years ago
    • Bea's Avatar

      My doctor saId to suck on lemon head candy and that would help. Hope you feel better.

      over 9 years ago

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