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    I was on PTU, briefly, and did not respond well to it in some ways. It DID lower my thyroid function well. But it must be taken like clockwork, every eight hours, so I felt tied to the medicine bottle. The primary side effect tht I had from it was that it really clogged up my thinking powers. I couldn’t keep a thought in my head for longer than about thirty seconds. I was highly distracted and distractable, like a hyperactive child. The endo told me this was the Graves at work, but when I had to go off the PTU (rash, etc) my thinking powers returned to a MUCH more normal state. I definitely feel better off PTU than I did on it, and that includes the hyper symptoms.