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I’ve only been on Tapazole for a little over a month. So far, no side effects.
I did have a few sore throat scares, had bloodwork done & everything was fine.
It seems a lot of people have been on medication for a very long time, thus
avoiding RAI. I can’t help but feel uneasy about RAI! I didn’t reallize that
staying on the medication for such a long time was an option. What I under-
stood was that my thyroid had to be brought under control before RAI and that
was the only purpose of the medication. So, do I understand correctly that
medicine alone is an option? When and how do they decide to take you off of
it or decide that you should have RAI?

(I’m still new to all of this… forgive me if this issue has already been
thoroughly discussed!)