My thyroid was removed because of cancer. Now two months later I have to stop taking the synthroid for testing. What can I expect?
31 May 2012
You'll probably start feeling tired, somewhat depressed, get some dry skin or dryer skin. How long will be off of the synthroid? It shouldn't be too long. You won't be off long enough for problem type of symptoms to appear. My personal low thyroid problems are drooling big time-runs in the family-the drooling. Then for some reason I get ear abcesses.
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31 May 2012
Yes, don't concern yourself. You may be more tired. I have been off four weeks at time once in a while so we can reset the dose. Not a big deal. You may notice little difference as it takes that long to get to your base level. Thyroid medication stays in the body a very long time, so they have you off a long time to change medications or dose levels. Should something really bothersome show up, contact your Endo.
I too had thyroid cancer. Mine was micro cell. Am perfectly fine and needed no follow up for the cancer. Hope you fared well too.
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