Side effects from RAI ablation

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Side effects from RAI ablation

by KimmyAnn on Sat May 04, 2019 12:19 AM

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Hi all, I just finished a week long whole body iodine uptake scan which showed residual thyroid tissue in my neck, and they subsequently gave me RAI ablation at 75 millicuries. I've been instructed to keep secluded in my house for the weekend with return to normal activity on Monday. Has anyone gone through ablation and had any side effects? So far, I'm just tired. I'm hoping it stays that way!

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by butterfly501 on Sat May 04, 2019 12:35 AM

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No side effects for me. 

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by KimmyAnn on Sat May 04, 2019 01:10 PM

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Great news! So far I feel fine, just tired. Remaining hopeful that it stays that way!

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by ToddlerFather on Sat May 04, 2019 07:34 PM

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I got a drop in sperm count 9 months after the ablation, but other than that and the feeling I was Spider-Man, no side effects. 

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by KimmyAnn on Sat May 04, 2019 07:45 PM

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Interesting,  9 months later? So far, I still feel fine for the moment and hope it stays that way!

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by ToddlerFather on Sat May 04, 2019 08:04 PM

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On May 04, 2019 7:45 PM KimmyAnn wrote:

Interesting,  9 months later? So far, I still feel fine for the moment and hope it stays that way!

Yes, but it got back to normal 3 months after. 

So, if pregnancy is in your plans, you might want to postpone them for a year, even though this effect on reproductive cells is only documented for males. 

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by SusieMorph on Thu May 09, 2019 04:36 PM

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On May 04, 2019 12:19 AM KimmyAnn wrote:

Hi all, I just finished a week long whole body iodine uptake scan which showed residual thyroid tissue in my neck, and they subsequently gave me RAI ablation at 75 millicuries. I've been instructed to keep secluded in my house for the weekend with return to normal activity on Monday. Has anyone gone through ablation and had any side effects? So far, I'm just tired. I'm hoping it stays that way!

You’ll be fine, just take it easy and be kind to yourself. I had several of these in the past and thirty years on am still here! ??

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by SusieMorph on Thu May 09, 2019 04:37 PM

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On May 09, 2019 4:36 PM SusieMorph wrote:

On May 04, 2019 12:19 AM KimmyAnn wrote:

Hi all, I just finished a week long whole body iodine uptake scan which showed residual thyroid tissue in my neck, and they subsequently gave me RAI ablation at 75 millicuries. I've been instructed to keep secluded in my house for the weekend with return to normal activity on Monday. Has anyone gone through ablation and had any side effects? So far, I'm just tired. I'm hoping it stays that way!

You’ll be fine, just take it easy and be kind to yourself. I had several of these in the past and thirty years on am still here! ??
Ignore the ?? !
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