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Due to the thyrogen shortage - i was asked to do the scan by stopping the medication. How many days before the scan i need to stop the meds?
When Can I Stop My Low Iodine Diet? My Second Thyrogen Injection Is Today. I Take My 123-I Pill Tomorrow And Start My Whole Body Scans Thurs And Fri.
Thyroid function: Have a full thyroid function analysis and ultrasound by your privare physician. ...Read more
Are thyrogen injections and blood work as effective as I123 and scan in determining thyroid cancer reccurence?
Are thyrogen injections safe? I will be given a total of 2 shots prior to being admitted for radioactive iodine tx due to papillary thyroid cancer.
Is it normal to have extra water retention following a knee laceration that required stitches (7)? I also did thyrogen therapy (2 shots) this week.
No: You should expect some localized swelling around the laceration from the injury. This should not however cause you to retain fluid elsewhere. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers