Went for ultrasound this morning and was turned away because I hadn't stopped taking thyroxine. Partly my fault because I skim read the info attached to the letter I was sent but it was poorly worded and didn't state I had to stop taking thyroxine in order to have the scan. Someone else waiting for a thyroid scan had also misread her letter and hadn't stopped her thyroxine. I was so annoyed I didn't ask how long I had to stop taking it before scan. Does anyone out there know? I said to the Radiographer who l spoke to that I wasn't happy to stop taking thyroxine in order to have a scan and the radiographer said I could/would be offered an alternative. What alternative? If you need to stop the thyroxine to have a scan to show a clear picture of thyroid function then taking any thyroid hormone before having a scan would not be possible?
I queried the point of bothering to have a scan and the radiographer mentioned to see if I was hyper and I said there was no way I was hyper as all my blood tests indicated hypo!