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fatigue 12 years later?

From: tkatt02 - 3 years 9 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2006, underwent two rounds of radioactive iodine and have been clear of cancer cell markers since. I have my TSH, T3, and free T4 checked regularly and the levels are where the doctors want them. My question is this....why am I still so tired? Any ideas?
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Congratulations, sounds like you're beating the dreadful "C"!

I didn't see your post regarding the fatigue. I just posted a question myself about extreme fatigue, luckily without the cancer!

Hopefully we'll get some good answers and more important a solution!!

Good luck to you, Susan

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First congrats on surviving too. Have they tested your antibodies? I know of 2 off hand which are Thyroid Peroxidase and the Thyroglobulin Antibody. I've just recently start researching antibodies myself so I don't know if there are more that could be tested.

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I have the same problem! I was diagnosed in 2003. The advice here is great. Have you tried taking B12 supplements? I find they are of some help to me. I find when I talk to my doctors they say the exhaustion is due to weight, but after going to a Thyroid Survivors Conference I found that fatigue is common among survivors.