Dear Dr. Lupo,
I recently, 12 days ago, had a total thyroidectomy. A small, 5mm, papilliary cancer with follicular variant was discovered. Nothing in lymph nodes and they believe cancer stayed in thyroid. However, because of my age and the follicular variant my surgeon is recommended RAI. I'm find with that, but my question revolved around Cytomel which he gave to take until I have my RAI. He prescribed two 25mcg pills pre day. Just fyi, I've never taken any thyroid med before in my life.
My questions is this. Should I start taking this even though I don't feel bad? I don't seem to be experiencing any symptoms of not having a thyroid. Or, should I go ahead and start taking this Cytomel as most likely I will start to expereience symptoms soon. I've heard people have some side effects (sleeplessness, headaches, nauseau) taking this Cytomel.
Please let me know what you think.