Kimberly
Online Facilitator
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    Hello and welcome (and thanks for the kind words)! A couple of resources:

    * You can check out the very first “sticky” post at the very top of the forum for some personal experiences: https://gdatf.org/forum/topic/44273/

    * The GDATF just did a webinar last February on long-term use of antithyroid medications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJjSzjFyNU4&t=78s

    Even if remission isn’t in the cards, some patients do well taking antithyroid drugs over a period of years – *if* their thyroid levels can be well controlled on a lower dose *and* if they are not experiencing side effects. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of all three treatment options (meds, surgery, RAI).

    Take care!