At the time my hyperthyroidism was diagnosed I urgently needed surgery, so had to go with the supposedly quickest way.
I had radioactive iodine treatment. It was quick, painless, and I didn't set off any radiation detectors. However, my levels were going down so slowly from their astronomical level that they put me on propylthiouricil to help block the hormone production. That worked, but it completely took away my sense of taste. I ended up after major surgery having trouble eating because everything just tasted nasty.
As soon as my levels got down to normal I stopped the PTU (ticked off my snooty endocrinologist), and then all was well, It did take a couple of years for my levels to completely stabilize, but I've been on the same dose of levothyroxine for years now.
Ulcerative colitis diagnosed in 2001; symptoms as early as 1992. In remission since 2006 with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease successfully treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.
Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Levothyroxine, Mobic, Metformin
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