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I admit I am totally biased in favor of total thyroidectomy. I was miserable the six months I was on methimazole, not the least of which was the anxiety caused by the frequent blood tests and never knowing if and when the diseased thyroid was suddenly going to chug out more hormone or less hormone. That all changed within a couple of weeks of thyroidectomy. It has been five years and I have felt normal from the beginning. I do not even think about what my TSH may be doing! Labs are on average every nine months or so, whenever I get labs for other things, like cholesterol mainly. Other people seem to cope well with antithyroid medication, but for me, I was glad to put the whole thyroid regulation drama behind me. You are doing the right things, but in my case at least, nothing worked except removing the diseased organ.