Cancers :: Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Iodine -131 Stopped Working
Dec 11, 2015
Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer an year ago and had both glands removed. Did iodine-131 after that. Cancer scan did not indicate any cancer cells spread. Thyroglobulin numbers in my blood was dropping along with my first I-131 treatment until it stopped dropping, that was when my doctor advised me to take a second pill which was about a month ago. Today went back to the doctor and he said that the numbers aren't dropping anymore, so he advised me to check up my lymph and lungs to see if there are cancer cells in those areas.
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A few months back my Dr was checking my thyroid - said it felt soft - sent me for blood tests (MANY hypothyroid symptoms!) (which were ok - TSH only 1.1) and an ultrasound which showed a small 8x7x7mm hypoechoic mass lesion on the lower left lobe of my thyroid. I had a FNA biopsy two weeks ago, today actually, and already found out last Friday that 2 of the 3 pathologists said they can't say what it isn't but to remove it asap and the 3rd said absolutely consistent with papillary carcinoma and to remove it asap as well... so now I am just waiting to have it removed. My Dr absolutely agrees and said get it out! He said depending how bad it is they will decide whether they just remove the mass but will possibly remove the whole thyroid... do they end up doing two surgeries or do they get in there and see its worse then they thought and make the decision right then and there? He explained it is THE cancer to have - although no one wants any cancer... that it is very treatable etc. I'm just stressed and wondering about the whole thing. Is it normal to have normal thyroid levels but have PC?
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I was diagnosed with 3.6cm nodule and biopsy was done and found to be benign. Since then I have done quite a bit of research on this. I am an extremely healthy person having a very healthy diet and do regular exercise. I have high energy levels and don't feel anything from the nodule. I wonder why I have this in the first place. After all the research, my conclusion is that it may be a result of losing Iodine. I do regular hot yoga and may sweat too much. Anybody has heard of this? Has anybody tried taking Iodine supplement and is it effective?
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I've read recently that iodine is not necessarily bad if you have hashi's. I found other articles that say too much iodine is the cause of many hashis cases. Nothing better than getting feedback from those that are living with hashish. My questions are:
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Should I not be using regular iodized salt?
Will using uniodized sea salt be better than regular salt?
Do I need to be concerned at all with my salt/iodine intake as long as I'm taking 200 mg selenium now?
Are these articles about iodine mainly referring to iodine supplements and not what a person consumes through diet?
I understand hypothyroidism is not necessarily hashimoto's thyroiditis but quite frankly, my head is spinning right now. I don't want to aggravate my hashi's but on the other hand, maybe I'm overly concerned. BTW, I am currently not taking any thyroid medicine. Other than having difficulty losing weight.
I've been on mirt for 6 months. All going well until past 2 weeks. Now experiencing the dark lows, burst into tears over nothing, increased energy & weight loss. I strongly feel that meds are no longer working. Has anyone had this experience?
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I am on week 8 on 20mg of flu. I was feeling EXCELLENT back to my old self even forgot I felt sad at one point..I thought it was all over.......5 days ago I started getting anxiety again, feeling depressed and the "doom" feelings again. Has this happened to anyone? Should I ask Dr to up dose is that the only solution?
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I have been taking 25mg of Sertaline for 6 months and I have been great.The past week I have felt anxious and afraid.On two seperate ocassions I felt light headed like I may pass out and weak.My questions are the following:do you think my prescription needs to be increased?Do you think my period could play a part in this?Lastly,is this a form of a panic attack?
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Has anyone else had this experience? I started out on a low dose and had great results. Now I am up to 1,800mg/day and it doesn't seem to be having much effect. I am actually ok if I am not doing anything, but as soon as I use my foot, it gets so hot I could probably fry an egg on it!
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My story: was in a car/bike accident and ended up with the car parked on my foot. Broke all my metatarsals in multiple places, but things were not that bad until...SURGERY. After finally starting weight bearing I found I couldn't really feel my foot, but it worked. Then I had oral surgery and my world exploded. Insane nerve pain in my face and jaw which then transferred to my foot. Anyone else here with CRPS?
Oh yes, and shooting pains up and down my thigh and calf whenever I stand or walk.
Thanks to anyone who responds. Especially interested in those who found the gabapentin working at first and then not and those who are suffering from CRPS.
I am 50 and have been taking Tibolone since May 2015. The first few months it was brilliant. I could sleep better, no hot flashes or night sweats and libido was amazing. But the last 3 months things started changing. It seems that my body got used to it and I have bad insomnia again, night sweats are back , libido gone low. I am still taking it and hopping that it will work again. I did put on a stone in weight, lots of facial hair and in my legs too. My hair roots on my head have gone really curly . Has anyone experienced that ?
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My daughter's spleen has stopped working. She has sharp pain the the middle of where the rib cages meet(not at all where the spleen is. She has a high white blood cell count. Do you know what might cause a spleen to working. She is 28 and is otherwise great health,non smoker and no drugs either. They have her on morphine and gravel,also hooked up to an IV bag as she is not eating. No blood problems in the family history. She is a vegetarian so she may be low in iron. The hospital is at a loss for what to treat her for but ill next do a CT. They have done multiple blood works but nothing yet. Thank you for reading this and hope that you know something about why her spleen has stopped working.
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I have been on flu 40 mg for 12 weeks now and it seems that in the last week I have been feeling worse again.
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It's a strange feeling but I feel indifferent to myself and seem to not care at the moment about my actions and thinking that what I do is not a problem?
I was just wondering is it possible with depression to still have days when you feel down and want to give up?
Has anyone had their Klonopin stop working? I had antibiotics Augmentin in early June and it stopped my Klonopin from doing any good. It still hasn't started working again and I'm a nervous wreck.
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I have been using Clomid for the last 5 month to try and repair my low test levels. I have been having to self diagnose and medicate as my doctor will not take me seriously as my levels just scrape the normal range, I know myself that my levels are not right. Before going on Clomid I had no sex drive, no morning wood, ever!! tense and irritable and lethargic. A week after I started on Clomid my sex drive was back, morning wood every day really felt back to normal. unfortunately the positive effects have slowly diminished over the last few weeks to a point that I feel as bad if not worse than before, morning wood gone, no energy and feeling pretty miserable.
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I am wondering, does anyone else have this experience of Clomid working for a time and then just stopping all of a sudden?
After 5 good months of taking Venlafaxine and getting my life back together, being back at work etc my depressive symptoms seem to be creeping back in along with increased anxiety levels, i feel like I'm back on that downward spiral to go back to where I was 12 months ago!
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I've had to take some more time off work as I feel so bad these last few days, got a Dr's appt next Monday couldn't get in any sooner unfortunately.
Is this an early poop out from the Venlafaxine? I don't know what to do I didn't think I'd be here again so soon. Currently on 150mg XR with 10mg of Abilify I know they will be reluctant to increase the Ven as I suffer from bipolar disorder and they are worried about mania but I've never had mania.
Has anyone else had any experience of Venlafaxine pooping out after so little time? Would an increase help me?
I have been really happy on this drug for three years now and envisaged staying on it for ever because it suited me so well. I was on 15mg at first which stopped working after a few weeks and then went up to 30 mg which I have been on for three years. My depression has been controlled and I was sleeping really well. Before the mirt, I had to take temazepam every night, but for the past three years I have only had to take it once a fortnight or so, but it is very difficult to get doctors to prescribe it now. Anyway, I have suddenly stopped being able to get to sleep. I have frequent need to urinate and my heart is beating too fast when I can't sleep. This used to be only a couple of nights a month, now it is every night virtually. Also, my depression and anxiety have suddenly worsened.
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Do you think the mirt has stopped working? I am reluctant to up the dose if it is going to poop out again, as it will make it more difficult to withdraw from it should I need to. Has anyone else been on this drug long term and had similar experience? I have a doctors appointment a week tomorrow, but was wanting to hear others' experiences before I go.
I was on many Hypertension medicine for 3 years but nothing could lower my BP. Finally Dr. Prescribed Edarbyclor and miracle happened.
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in fact it got so low that was hard to function but i was happy anyway.
Now 4 month later my BP starts to rise again.
Hello all and good wishes to all to find your cure for WED/RLS. Willis Ekbom Disease is really what this RLS is.
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Anyways I started on .25 mg of requip then it was upped each week (cos it only worked for about 4 to 5 days) then up to 1 mg. of requip. Now it's horrendous and I rarely sleep. I found through research that Yes! they do use the benzos and gabapentin (neurontin), and opioids for WED/RLS. Last night I was at the end of my rope and used my ativan and low dosage of dilaudid and actually slept for 4 hours without interruption!! My doc doesn't understand and wants to try me now on Mirapex witch is another DA (dopamine agonist) and may or more than likely NOT work. It's a rough road, and I have done a lot of meds. I hope and Pray when I go to my doc next week I get some answers. As well he will NOT give me a ferritin test nor refer me to a neurologist.
I was prescribed these tablets last year to treat my acne and they worked for a while I was clear but in the last month or two I have started getting my acne back again and don't know what to do as am taking two tablets a day already. Do I go back to the doctors and ask for another referral or can someone help as its getting me down as it's on my face.
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I'm 28 and have crohn's disease. I have been on humira for 2 years which had worked well. The past few months, however, I have been suffering from a debilitating flair up. My Dr upped my dosage but it hasn't made a difference and am now back on steroids. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this with humira? And if anyone had had success with any alternative medications?
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I have been on Prozac 4 months and 2 of them were better and now I'm going back to the way I was before. What do I do now? I'm so miserable and don't understand why this is happening plus I'm pregnant.
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I had terrible hot flashes at night, over 15 times a night waking up sweating. Over a year ago I started using Estroven Nighttime and within a month they were all gone. Now lately after over a year later , I'm am getting hot flashes again. Should I try taking something else.
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