Had papillary thyroid cancer back in 2010. Removed and irradiated by Aug 2011. Im struggling with an edno who doesnt listen, and a GP who passes everything back to the Endo. All the treatments thus far have been awful. Ive suffered weight gain, lethargy and now tennis elbow in both arms. My joints ache and I have an 'odd' sensation similar to a fractured rib on my left side. Possibly the start of fibromyalgia, but the concept of joint pain and tendon sensitivity is alien to my Endo even though there's plenty of evidence to support this.
I finally got T3 prescribed after T4 made me just bloat up, a lot like water retention. Im now 'too high', according to my endo, who reduced my dose from 80mg to 60mg and have put on over a stone in a couple of months. Im going to see him Monday next week, is there any way I can explain to this guiy whats going on as when I tell him (as I have done time and again) he seems to think Im speaking an alien language.
I was lead to believe the op would be the risky bit and then, according to the Oncologist "I'd just have to take one tablet, like a sweetener, for the rest of you life, its as simple as that" Total rubbish. The op was a walk in the park compared to what Im going through. I feel as each day passes, Im slowly going down hill.