Anonymous
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Pam,
I was not treated for Graves in Germany. I came down with
it after I moved to Florida. And yes I found Germany very beautiful.
I would love to go back to live for a few years again. We lived in
Waldorf, Hessen outside Frankfurt. Now about Graves. It is up to the
Doctors and your thyroid levels how long they go between treatments.
Some people do get better after they have been on the pills for a year
or so but it is not 50% here. PTU has the side effects of lowering your
white blood cell count and can damage your internal organs if taken to
long. The Atomic cocktail is radioactive iodine and it kills the thyroid
or a portion of it. If done right enough is left to make for a normal
life and you do not need to take any additional medicine. If you take to
much or to little they have to give you replacment thyroid or do the cocktail
again. There are other durgs used here to slow down the thyroid other than
PTU but they are not in popular use and I don’t know what they are. Keep in
touch and mayby when we get the CHAT room up and running you can get on-line
with us if the time difference is right for you.
Regards,
Jake George :-)