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I threw up from it also the first time. Then the doctor ordered the test again (blood drawn every hour for 5 hours)! The second time, I managed to gag but kept it down. After all of that, the tests came back normal which is great but that is one nasty thing they make you drink :lips:
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Trunk Monkey;1037774 wrote: I threw up from it also the first time. Then the doctor ordered the test again (blood drawn every hour for 5 hours)! The second time, I managed to gag but kept it down. After all of that, the tests came back normal which is great but that is one nasty thing they make you drink :lips:


are you telling me this has to be done again?:-5
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Odie;1037707 wrote: well, its been five weeks now and the specialist asked me to take the blood glucose test......they took my blood, I drank that orange liquid......20 minutes later, threw it up!:(

So much for waiting the 2 hours for the second blood test!:-5

So will see her and see what she says with just the one fasting blood test!

I don't even have a week stomach?:confused:

anyone else throw up drinking that?
it had been years since I took a test like that. i had problems with sugar during pregnancy. i remember it getting sick. but throwing up. i don't remember. i go see the DR. on Thursday.
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southern yankee;1037950 wrote: it had been years since I took a test like that. i had problems with sugar during pregnancy. i remember it getting sick. but throwing up. i don't remember. i go see the DR. on Thursday.


good luck on Thursday...remember to post back.
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Odie;1038174 wrote: good luck on Thursday...remember to post back. yes i will, but one thing i have learned that. for some reason the generic drugs for the thyroid are less effective. i thought this was a push for the drug companies. But i have read studies. This is true. So be careful in this area.
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southern yankee;1038583 wrote: yes i will, but one thing i have learned that. for some reason the generic drugs for the thyroid are less effective. i thought this was a push for the drug companies. But i have read studies. This is true. So be careful in this area.


not on the drugs as said, they took me off them last year and it wans't generic............thank god.
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Well get this. I went to the DR. he felt my thyroid. Said it was hard. So asked me about the meds. If I felt any different? Not really. So he decided to have bloodwork done. To see if there needed to be any changes in the meds. Well the talented Lab tech. COULD NOT DRAW MY BLOOD:mad::mad: said i must be dehydrated?? HUH???? so now i have to go back to town tomorrow and let someone else STAB ME:-5:-5. This woman tried it twice. I told her. That was enough!! once in the hand, that HURTS:-5 So then hubby was mad at me about the $$$$. but what else is new there:( I tried to explain to him. It could take a long time. Until they found the right dosage. He was NOT HAPPY with that answer. But anyway. i guess i really have no news for you all:confused:
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southern yankee;1039651 wrote: Well get this. I went to the DR. he felt my thyroid. Said it was hard. So asked me about the meds. If I felt any different? Not really. So he decided to have bloodwork done. To see if there needed to be any changes in the meds. Well the talented Lab tech. COULD NOT DRAW MY BLOOD:mad::mad: said i must be dehydrated?? HUH???? so now i have to go back to town tomorrow and let someone else STAB ME:-5:-5. This woman tried it twice. I told her. That was enough!! once in the hand, that HURTS:-5 So then hubby was mad at me about the $$$$. but what else is new there:( I tried to explain to him. It could take a long time. Until they found the right dosage. He was NOT HAPPY with that answer. But anyway. i guess i really have no news for you all:confused:


bloodyhell hun!

tell them to use a 'small' needle.

drink tons of water tonight!
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Odie;1040072 wrote: bloodyhell hun!

tell them to use a 'small' needle.

drink tons of water tonight! i was not dehydrated. just unskilled jerk. This is getting NUTS!!:mad:
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southern yankee;1040092 wrote: i was not dehydrated. just unskilled jerk. This is getting NUTS!!:mad: also not going back to that JERK. going to my local Hospital.:mad:
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southern yankee;1040094 wrote: also not going back to that JERK. going to my local Hospital.:mad:


yes, some techs are jerks for sure, glad you can go elsewhere!

that was ridiculous!:-5
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Odie;1040100 wrote: yes, some techs are jerks for sure, glad you can go elsewhere!

that was ridiculous!:-5 But something was weird!! my blood pressure was 110/60 never been that low before. usely 130/80. felt kind of funny too.
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southern yankee;1040106 wrote: But something was weird!! my blood pressure was 110/60 never been that low before. usely 130/80. felt kind of funny too.


wow, way to low, did he say anything?
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Odie;1040109 wrote: wow, way to low, did he say anything? no because the last time it was high. but i was stressed that day. i am so sick of DRs not knowing S--- from a hole in the ground.:-5 I only have one DR i trust and that is my family DR.:) My Rheumatologist. well that is another story:-3
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Odie;1037707 wrote: well, its been five weeks now and the specialist asked me to take the blood glucose test......they took my blood, I drank that orange liquid......20 minutes later, threw it up!:(

So much for waiting the 2 hours for the second blood test!:-5

So will see her and see what she says with just the one fasting blood test!

I don't even have a week stomach?:confused:

anyone else throw up drinking that?
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My specialist chuckled today when I had told her about throwing up that orange crap for the glucose test.



...she said it is very sweet....NO DIABETICS even with the one blood test.......yeah!



She said thryoid level is dropping nicely but not fast enough, so I am to have a scan done....go to hospital, take a pill........go back next day for scan.

Should been done in around 2-3 weeks, they will call me with an appointment.



oh oh.
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Odie;1058066 wrote: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My specialist chuckled today when I had told her about throwing up that orange crap for the glucose test.



...she said it is very sweet....NO DIABETICS even with the one blood test.......yeah!



She said thryoid level is dropping nicely but not fast enough, so I am to have a scan done....go to hospital, take a pill........go back next day for scan.

Should been done in around 2-3 weeks, they will call me with an appointment.



oh oh. i am still waiting for results of last bloodwork. if meds are working or not.
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southern yankee;1058069 wrote: i am still waiting for results of last bloodwork. if meds are working or not.


thryoid blood work doesn't take long for results, you should call your doctor.
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Odie;1058072 wrote: thryoid blood work doesn't take long for results, you should call your doctor. yes i have, they have never returned my call. normal you know:mad:
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i was on my death-bed on may of 05 due to cancer at base of tongue that spread to lymph node on my neck,i kept getting a cold/sick every coupla weeks 6 months before being diagnosed,i have a picture from a day after i got out of surgery,i am pretty well now so-far,alotta prayin,god bless,good luck,always fight
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Wow Jimmie, it sounds like you had a rough ride!

Hope you're better,

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I am Shocked that Thyroid could lead to Cancer,

As I am not going for a check of my thyroid even after my doctors have prescribed me to get it tested The first thing I am doing this Monday is THYROID TEST
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kentro;1465341 wrote: I am Shocked that Thyroid could lead to Cancer,

As I am not going for a check of my thyroid even after my doctors have prescribed me to get it tested The first thing I am doing this Monday is THYROID TEST
I think that might be over stating it a bit. I doubt if it's a case of thyroid problems leading to cancer, per se, but more like any bodily imbalance leaves the body at a higher RISK of getting cancer. Furthermore, regardless of the condition itself, what is likely to be even more of a factor is the medication used to treat the condition. For example, my brother had to have everything from his stomach down & fitted with a colostomy after getting Gulf War Syndrome (which the Government still deny even exists - an utter disgrace in itself), which was caused by all the untested anti bio/chemical/plague meds the Army pumped into them, thus causing the cancers, although as I understand it, nothing can actually 'cause' cancer - only greatly aggravate it in varying degrees.

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