I got a total thyroidectomy in June of this year. My endo stated that he did not think I needed RAI. Fast forward to now, I am getting ready to do a body scan as a follow up. I will be going off my synthroid today. My endo said that right after the body scan I can take my medication again. I have an appt scheduled to see him a week after my body scan to go over the results.
My question if my body scan is positive, don't I need to be hypo to get treatment? I would hate to go through the whole process of being hypo, do my scan, take my hormones later that same day, and then see my doctor a week later and tell me I need RAI, and to go another 6 weeks being hypo since I took my synthroid for a few days. Should I not take my synthroid or cytomel until I get my results back from body scan?
Can someone help explain me understand?