I was diagnosed in 2013 and had RAI that July. I had a small goiter and a little nodule, no big deal (the doctor said). There were 5 days of special diet, then 4 days of seclusion due to the radiation treatment. It worked, the thyroid shriveled and died, but I still felt awful and could not get stable on the meds.
The goiter got a bit bigger and I now had two nodules, which were growing and interfering with breathing and sleeping. My primary doctor sent me to an ENT (ear, nose and throat surgeon) and she did a TT that same week, August 2017. I spent one night in the hospital, needed only one dose of pain meds and the scar had almost disappeared a month later.
I am taking 75mcg of Synthroid, Oscal for calcium/vitamin D3 and I am stable, feeling well, like before Graves started.
Had I known about TT in 2013 I would have had it done then, but my doctor never mentioned it and I didn’t ask.
I hope whatever you choose goes well for you and I wish you the best of luck.