Posted 8/3/2011 8:07 PM (GMT -8)
I was allowed to go off the low-iodine diet actually the same day I received the RAI treatment. I think I waited a couple of hours. Normally, I believe, doctors have you wait until the next day, but I was in such a bad state from the diet and not being on my cytomel that my doctor allowed me to eat that night.
Post-treatment you obviously will have to keep to yourself. I called it 'containment'. I didn't mind it so much because it allowed me to be lazy and sleep lots :) Your adrenal glands will hurt A LOT. That's definitely a big bummer with the entire thing. Chew a lot of gum and eat some sour candies to keep your adrenal glands working because the iodine does effect them!