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I had a partial thyroidectomy and the radioactive iodine treatment for the other side due to goiter-nodule with small cancer. Synthroid (thyroxine) reduced-why?

For RAI to Work. The overall treatment is a little confusing as cancer is usually surgically removed, but there are a few reasons to lower your Synthroid (thyroxine). It may be held for a while so your left over thyroid tries to work and will suck up the RAI. The other reason is when the thyroid cells die they will release thyroid hormone. This could temp make you hyperthyroid. Eventually your dose will be adjusted again. Read more...
Reduced synthroid (thyroxine) The thyroidectomy will lower the production of synthroid (thyroxine) and you will need an increase in thyroid medicine. Make sure you see an Endocrinologist to help you through the proper dosing. Wish you well and keep me posted please. Read more...

To ablate remnant tissue after complete thyroidectomy (initially had multiple noduls, 1-ca node), what maximum dose of radioactive iodine be taken?

Depends. The dose is related to the risk of recurrent disease. The larger the primary tumor, the higher the risk. In your age group (under 45 yo) the risk is relatively low, even with having a positive lymph node. The recommended dose would be as low as 30 mci or as high as 100. Read more...
RAI. The RAI dose is directed by post operative risk stratification based on tumor size, margins, and cell type. This can be found in the #ATA 2015 Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Guidelines:
Haugen BR, Alexander EK, Bible KC, Doherty GM, Mandel SJ, Nikiforov YE, Pacini
F, Randolph GW, Sawka AM, Schlumberger M, Schuff KG, Sherman SI, Sosa JA, Steward
DL, Tuttle RM, Wartofsky L. 2015 American Thyroid Associat. Read more...

Radioactive iodine versus partial thyroidectomy, explain please?

Need more info. Radioactive iodine is often used for graves' disease which is a hyperactive thyroid condition. I am assuming you were given this option or partial thyroid removal to control the problem. The radioactive therapy is usually preferred but sometimes surgery is better depending on many issues. You need to discuss with endocrinologist and surgeon. Read more...

How long after a complete thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine until you get your stamina back? My surgery was october 19, 2010 and ri was done nov 30

Within a few weeks. You should be on replacement therapy with levothyroxine. If your TSH level is normal and you still feel not right you can consider adding a bit of t3 (liothyronine). Either that or there is another completely different cause for your symptoms. Read more...
Post thyroidactomy. You should feel normal ( if not hyper) after around 3-4 weeks from starting your thyroid replacement therapy . Not feeling well . Is usually due to both either over or under replacement. Check your levels and adjust treent. Read more...