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Fingers crossed that the radiation damages my thyroid just enough to make it normal
My gosh,eating radioactive iodine, then those tricky 72 hrs afterwards!
Fingers crossed for the best possible outcome! XX
peebles wrote: I had a kidney function test years ago where they gave me something radioactive to drink and then watched it flow through my system. This was a much lower dose than they are giving @Tracieknits for her overactive thyroid. But it was enough that they told me NOT to fly anywhere for a couple days, as I'd set off the TSA's detectors.
I had the diagnostics on Tuesday - that's a different isotope, Iodine-123 and it's used for tests because while it shows up really well in imaging, it doesn't actually harm any of the body's tissues.
The one I had on Thursday was Iodine-131, which is a byproduct of the nuclear energy industry (radioactive waste!) and does actually harm tissues. They were a lot more careful with Thursday's pill than they were with Tuesday's! They also told me that there are radiation detectors on highways and trains heading into NYC as well as in the subway system. I had originally said I wanted to do it right before I went to NYC for a knitting convention, but the doctor said no way, I'd be arrested for sure. I guess it's good to know they watch for that stuff!
Tracieknits wrote: @Wolfie thanks That medicine is for hypo, which is the more common thyroid disorder. If in the future you find it's not working as well, try taking it first thing on an empty stomach. I can certainly see how hypo symptoms could feel like depression!
I'm glad to hear you're doing better!! good luck on losing the last 3 quickly
I wonder, do you think I could loose weight faster (those 17kg have taken some time) if I start to take the Levaxin first thing in the morning on empty stomach?
Wishful thinking or?
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