Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:53 PM
I was on Sprycel when I needed to start Synthroid (I do not take generic either). I had a total thyroidectomy two months after starting Sprycel 100mg. I take (2) 112mg of Synthroid and I also take Cytomel (straight t3) 5mg. I do separate them out from one another. I take my synthroid and cytomel in the morning and then Sprycel at 4pm. It took them a long time to find the dose that would keep me suppressed enough (they keep my level at .2 since I had thyroid cancer, so, I teeter on the edge of hyperthyroid), but I think that's common for it to take months to find someone's correct dose after a total thyroidectomy. My thyroid levels have stabilized in the last three months.
7/2014 Diagnosed,8/14 Started 100mg Sprycel, 9/14 Thyroidectomy (thyroid cancer)
8/2015 Undetectable, 12/15 Plural Effusion (3 wk drug break)
1/2016 Started 70mg Sprycel, 3/16 Plural Effusion (4 wk drug break)
3/16 .014 after a wk w/o meds
4/16 Started 400mg Gleevec
4/16 Undetectable, 7/16 Undetectable, 10/16 Undetectable, 2/17 Undetectable, 5/17 Undetectable, 8/17 Undetectable