Kimberly
Online Facilitator
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    Hello and welcome – I am running out the door, but a couple of thoughts…

    There are three treatment options, and two of them (RAI and thyroidectomy) involve destroying/removing the thyroid and then taking replacement hormone for life. The third option is to continue on with the anti-thyroid drugs.

    All three options have pros and cons, and you will find members here who have been happy with all three treatment choices. It sounds like you’ve only been on the meds for a few days. Methimazole starts working right away to block production of *new* thyroid hormone, but your body needs some time to burn off its existing stores of excess thyroid hormone, which can typically take a few weeks.

    Take care – and please check back to let us know how you are doing!