I TOO, LOST MY THROID FUNCTION WHILE I ON TX.(46 WEEKS)
I AM STILL ON SYNTHROID.
IT WILL HELP YOU. I KNOW I HAVE HAD TO BOOST MY MEDS AT TIMES.
ONCE U GET ON TRACK WITH IT..U WILL FEEL A DIFFERENCE.
I ACTUALLY STARTED OFF AS BEING HYPERTHYROID AND THEN WENT TO HYPOTHYROID WHILE BEING ON TX.
U WILL BE OK....ITS GETTING THE DOSE RIGHT.
THAT SHOULD NOT TAKE LONG THOUGH.I KNOW GETTING BLOWN UP IS VERY DEPRESSING.
I also developed thyroid disease on tx. It's called "silent thyroiditis" and causes hyperthyroid symptoms. My understanding is that I could cycle into hypothyroidism or it could resolve an go back to normal. I had 5 week tests done this week and will see my endocrinologist tomorrow. This has been VERY difficult to deal with, along with the sx of tx. I can relate to your feelings of depression, uncertaintity, etc. I keep hearing, as Lize said, that it will get better. It is a little better now than it was a month ago, but I'm still having heart palpatations, shortness of breath, hot head, etc., etc. My last Pegasys injection is this Friday and I'm hoping that's going to make a big difference. Hang in there and I hope you feel better soon. caruu
I developed hypothyroidism right at the end of tx (24 weeks). It was picked up in a blood test. Unlike you, I had no symptoms, or, at least, none that I didn't think was a result of the tx. No bloating or depression, for example. I have now been on synthroid for a year and a half, and had the dose increased from 50 to 75mg a day about eight months ago. I feel fine. In my case the problem has been the loss of hair, which never grew back. Still, I'd take that any day over bloating and depression. I hope you gert the right dose for you sorted out.
Seems there may be some differences in the TYPE of thyroid problems associated with interferon therapy and there may be some issues regarding how it is managed.
I offer this to share with your physician for purposes of discussion.
Thyrotoxicosis induced by alpha-interferon therapy in chronic viral hepatitis
Hepatitis C Outreach Project
ATTENTION NON-RESPONDERS OR ALL- First sorry to break in on this thread, but no more questions today. Does anyone know about Ozone therapy for Hep C???????An alternative that is supposed to work???????Thanks
Yea no more questions for the day. But I will say that I have some blowting going on but will not get see the specialist till the 29th. I have been fighting with my HMO to cover me and they finially called me yesterday to tell me they would, but I still feel they will try to encourage the doctor to spend as lease as possible on my treatmeant. I do have a question tho, for all who had a biopsy, does it hurt bad and how long to heal from it? I have heard of people telling me that they missed and had to have it done a second time with ultra sound to guilde the needle? Should I insist on the ultra sound from the beginning? I have had a count of upto 8 million and geno 1b, the monster is large in me I guess, Im upset now, can someone give some answers?