Thyrogen, tracer dose + exposure

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Thyrogen, tracer dose + exposure

by YaYaTara on Fri Dec 17, 2010 08:22 PM

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Merry Christmas to all of you!  I have a question that I am sure is a repeat, but I could not find the discussion in the threads.   I am due to begin Thyrogen on December 27.  Do I need to be on the LID with Thyrogen?  My doctor did not tell me and I need to begin it now if I need to be on it.  Also, can I be around my pregnant daughter-in-law after tracer dose of RAI----or how long should I stay away from her + any children?

Thank you all for your personal stories and continued support through the last few years.  I have learned more and received more support from this board than through the medical community or through family/people who just don't understand.  God bless.

Tara

 

 

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by irishqt on Fri Dec 17, 2010 09:02 PM

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Yes you need to be on the diet. I just had all my test today .

Your doctor should gave you a copy of the diet and what you need to do to get ready.

 

Yes you need to stay away from people for anbout 3-5 day and preg women and small kids they say 10 days.

You don't want to take changes.

Call your doctor office NOW and ask them. You are paying for good health care.

Hope all goes well

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by amyblank on Tue Dec 21, 2010 03:14 AM

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Hi!

No, you do not need to stay away from anyone after the tracer dose of I-123, only after the full dose of I-131.  If you do take the full I-131 dose, you will need to stay at least 6 feet away from her for 12 days...3 days for all other adults.

 

Good luck!

Amy

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by YaYaTara on Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:47 PM

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On Dec 21, 2010 3:14 AM amyblank wrote:

Hi!

No, you do not need to stay away from anyone after the tracer dose of I-123, only after the full dose of I-131.  If you do take the full I-131 dose, you will need to stay at least 6 feet away from her for 12 days...3 days for all other adults.

 

Good luck!

Amy

I wish they would give us concrete answers to these questions.  I appreciate those of you taking time to respond.  There is so much to learn with this---and then when I don't have to think about it for a year, I have forgotten the rules.  I am hoping she doesn't go into labor before my time is up---I want to hold the little angel on-the-spot!

Merry Christmas.

Tara

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by dinparadise on Mon Dec 27, 2010 01:57 AM

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Amy is right.  There's a different procedure for the tracer vs. the ablation. The tracer dose is so minor, there's no such isolation.

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by fireweed on Mon Dec 27, 2010 05:35 AM

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Not that it likely makes any difference in regard to the question and answers posted on this particular thread, but sometimes patients are given I-131 for the 'tracer' dose instead of I-123. I had I-131 for a tracer and worked at home the day I was dosed though I don't recall being told I should - I just felt weird about being in a crowded place so soon. The half life of I-123 is 13.22 hours whereas the half life of I-131 is 8 days. I agree that it is frustrating not to have universally accepted practices for these procedures. 

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by tink2002 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 02:22 PM

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I'm not sure but I think I have 131 for tracer, also.  I am a teacher and was told to keep kids at an arms distance for a couple of days....As this made me uncomfortable, I just stayed home for the 2 days....

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