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    Had my “atomic cocktail” 15 years ago and subsequent thyroid replacement (Synthroid) and have never regretted my choice. It certainly seemed to beat the alternatives. Although I have suffered bouts of “hypo”, dosage changes, depression, weight gain, eye problems, etc, etc. I still generally feel so much better than I did at the time I was diagnosed. I seriously thought I was having some kind of a breakdown. Fortunately, I had understanding friends, family and coworkers. It’s a wonder anyone could stand me. The most debilitating problem I’ve personally dealt with since RAI is depression, initially triggered (I believe) by my weight gain. Being treated with antidepressants helps a lot, but I still do hate the way I look! Though this disease is not pleasant, there really are so many worse things that could have happened to me. Life is still good!