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I have thyroid cancer been treated with rai been back on hormones 2 weeks still feel exhausted and weak could I be on wrong dose? Had thyroid removed

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You may have been given too low an amount but more likely it's not long enough to build up your levels.
Should be at least 100 micrograms a day or higher. After 6 weeks doctors check to see if level needs adjusting. So it is quite early at only two weeks.

In brief: Yes

You may have been given too low an amount but more likely it's not long enough to build up your levels.
Should be at least 100 micrograms a day or higher. After 6 weeks doctors check to see if level needs adjusting. So it is quite early at only two weeks.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
This is correct. When throid is low the TSH is high telling it to make thyroid. As it gets better the tsh will become low. Stay the course and you will get better.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Energy level/ RAI

It can take a while for the dose of thyroid hormone needed to be determined.
See your doctor, he will check the levels in your blood and adjust your medication if need be.

In brief: Energy level/ RAI

It can take a while for the dose of thyroid hormone needed to be determined.
See your doctor, he will check the levels in your blood and adjust your medication if need be.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine

In brief: TSH<0.01

After treatment for thyroid ca, one will be prescribed thyroid hormone to suppress thyroid growth (there may be remaining microscopic tissue).
The doses prescribed will usually be higher than for those who are just hypothyroid in order to get your TSH <0.01. It takes time to get there and you will feel tired in the meantime, but you should be there within 3 mos. See your endocrinologist.

In brief: TSH<0.01

After treatment for thyroid ca, one will be prescribed thyroid hormone to suppress thyroid growth (there may be remaining microscopic tissue).
The doses prescribed will usually be higher than for those who are just hypothyroid in order to get your TSH <0.01. It takes time to get there and you will feel tired in the meantime, but you should be there within 3 mos. See your endocrinologist.
Dr. Ester Kwok
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