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Old 06-02-2005, 05:00 AM
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Default Side effects of Thyrogen

I would like to know if anyone has ever had prolonged side effects after Thyrogen injections. I received the injections 4 months ago and still have the effects. A few hours after the first injection I had a headache that progressed to weakness, dizziness, numbness and tingling in my arms and legs and nausea that night. I am now seeing many specialists to determine the cause but it is clear to me. I was perfectly healthy before receiving the injections and the symptoms I have just happen to be the side effects of this medication. It is very new so stay informed.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:39 PM
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I too have been going through the exact same thing, except with a few other things going on as well. Severe and constant nausea, Always cold (like I just came out of a freezer-cold) no appetite, short of breath all the time, and MIGRAINES or severe headaches constantly. I had to have the Thyrogen injections due to Thyroid Cancer (Follicular Carcinoma). Well anyway, I just wanted to let you know that your not alone..... :-(
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:58 PM
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I just got finished having my second set of Thyrogen shots. I got sick 2 to 3 weeks after my first shots. I should add that I had Papillary cancer and have just had my second clean scan. I hit a wall and felt weak and got parathesia in my arms and legs, freezing cold just like you discribed and I got high and low blood pressure - alternating. <br>It took a long time for some of the sypmptoms to go away - I took Lyrica for the parathesia and tried accupuncture. I started to feel better after many months.<br>Now I have had my second Thyrogen shots and the same thing has happened. I also have headaches. I wonder how many people out there are having the same symptoms but don't find one another because they don't go into chat rooms. I don't go into them and am greatful that I found your response. If you still go on this site please respond or if anyone else is reading this and has the same symptoms, please reply.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:57 AM
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Default Getting ready for my first shot & scan

Hello all,

Thank you for your courage and honesty. I am so thankful I found this forum.

I am getting ready for my first set of shots of Thyrogen and scan. I go on the low-iodine diet 1/25. That'll be a blast.

I had my Thyroid removed 4 years ago. I had the initial "ablation" and scan, but I didn't go on the low-iodine diet prior, and I was only off my levothyroxin for 2-3 weeks before the I-131 & scan. Well, I'm not sure if that was as acurate as it could have been and am anxious to see the results of this scan.

I moved in 2007, didn't get an Endo just a general practitioner, and just had my dose checked once a year.

After being in Iraq for about 8 months, I'm back in the states and now have a new Endocronologist and hopefully will have a better grasp on my future dose and wellness. (My TSH was at 0.13 when I got back, that's not good). The doc switched my level (88mcg from 100) and now I'm finally getting a yearly scan (3 yrs late).

This Thyrogen is so new (1998 FDA approved), and you hear so many horror stories, I'm just not sure what to worry about. I wonder if I'll have side effects, if I'll be able to go to school, if I'll be able to function at all really.

I guess it's better than being off your meds for a month. But the Thyrogen web site stated that some people go hypo any way.

Well, I will keep this forum posted on my wellbeing after the first & second shot and let you all know how I'm feeling in the weeks after.

Thanks again for posting.
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