AnonymousJune 19, 1998 at 5:45 amPost count: 93172
Well after yesterdays episode with the fainting feeling my Dr. calls tonight (while I am at work) and come to find out one of my blood test were 25,600 now I only know the normal area is 200, so I will see him tomarrow and find out what this is and he also said don’t plan on going back to work for a little while. So I will post more later.
Although Steve I do agree with the anxiety I can tell when I need to calm myself down and think I could have talked myself into fainting yesterday real easy.
Thanks all for being there!!!!!!!!!
Blessings, SallyAnonymousJune 19, 1998 at 7:30 amPost count: 93172
That must have been scarey. Did the doctor tell you that about a week after RAI you would probably be MUCH more hyper than at any other time, before or since? That may be what happened to you in the store. There is something we call “escape phenomenon” here on the board. It occurs (if it occurs) about a week after RAI, and is caused by the damaged thyroid cells releasing their stored stocks of thyroid into the blood more or less all at once. My endo warned me of this, and gave me instructions for increasing the dose of beta blockers during this time. You should probably check with your own doctor. First of all, he/she should know about what happened, because it might not be this. Secondly, he/she may be able to give you information about it and suggest ways of coping. It is only temporary. (It lasted about two days for me) It is also normal, if it is the escape phenomenon. But there may be things you can do to be more comfortable during this time.
Hoping you feel better soon,
BobbiAnonymousJune 19, 1998 at 3:29 pmPost count: 93172
Just so you know your not alone I started to get that feeling that I was going to pass out at any minute feeling. I did blood work and T4 was 11.5 high but normal TSH was almost non existant. Talked to endo and he asked if I had palpitations which I didn’t, so he cut my synthroid. I see him in July and will let you know what he say’s. Mine comes and go’s usually worse in a.m. Hang in there, keep in touch with your doctor, and monitor what’s going on. This too will pass.
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