This journal article describes myalgia, arthritis, etc as “minor” adverse effects of methimazole. I am pretty sure people having these side effects are not considering them to be minor!
As a suggestion, you might schedule an appointment at the University you mentioned with an ENT surgeon who does a lot of thyroidectomies. I gave up on methimazole after six months and have never regretted having a total thyroidectomy.
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