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Stopping thyroxine pre RAI treatment


Good afternoon

I am going to have a six month check-up in November after having a total thyroidectomy and RAI treatment for cancer.

I would like to know if I need to stop taking thyroxine and go on a low iodine diet before my next scan and possible further treatment.

I have found varying opinions on this.

Many thanks in advance.

2 Replies

Doesn't the hospital give advice about this?

I wouldn’t have thought so - you have no thyroid! But as SeasideSusie says, the hospital should be advising on that.

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