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    Boogerman asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Has anyone here tried acupunture to help with the left over pain and side effects?

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I also have a friend who swears by it. But I've never tried it.

      10 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      It's one of the services offered at my oncology facility. I tend to be skeptical of some of these alternative treatments but was talked into trying it "just once". That's all it took. I was sold. I had continuing pain in my shoulder after surgeries and radiation. After she put the needles in and left me alone I could feel pain working down my arm, through my hand and out the ends on my fingers. Hey, I was as amazed as anyone but I'm not making this up. I always get a metallic taste in my mouth when I'm doing this. She said it's the toxins working their way out of my body. I now go in every few weeks for a treatment and come away feeling tired and refreshed all at the same time. Weird.

      9 days ago
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    Or, when a cancer patient is trying to prove that they can still do what they used to be able to do. (I can still lift/move/do that)

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    Boogerman asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    How often does your thyroid medicine dosage get raised?

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    • Molly72's Avatar

      My dosage has never been changed since I had the gland removed by radiation about 5 years ago.
      I never had any problems with it that I am aware of.

      26 days ago
    • Carolina18's Avatar

      We all respond differently when it comes to our thyroid replacement hormone. Unfortunately, it is trial & error as to what works for each of us. For some it takes longer to find the right dosage. Also, if our weight changes, that can have an effect on how well it works. Brands can also make a difference in our uptake. I am 14 years out, and it took me about 10 years to finally get to the right dosage for me, Fortunately for me, my doctor also switched me to another brand since the bffers in Synthroid did not agree with me. I wish you the best in finding the right dosage. It can be frustrating.

      25 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      It took us some trial and error to get my dosage worked out, but once we finally landed on one, it has remained steady for the last 5 years. I do not, however, have thyroid cancer! It seems to me that could really throw a wrench into things.

      23 days ago
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    It's getting cool in our area and finally starting to feel like fall. Do you find that you can tolerate the treatments and/or side effects better in any particular season?