AnonymousSeptember 10, 1996 at 7:41 pmPost count: 93172
Hi Marnie. . .this is only one person’s experience, but I understand it depends partly on the dose you got. . .I took 10 milicuries on June 29 and am still hyper. . .my endocrinologist said to expect it to take around three months with the dose I received, in my case. Yours may be different. Good luck. DianneAnonymousSeptember 10, 1996 at 7:43 pmPost count: 93172
I had my cocktail in May and I’m still waiting. I just got off the phone with my doctor who said that I may not need medicaine for awhile. I am going to check this out because I was under the impression that I would go “hypo” within 3 months.AnonymousSeptember 10, 1996 at 9:03 pmPost count: 93172
I took the “cocktail” about one month ago. I was wondering how long (approx.) before you
start to feel the “hypothyroid” starting.
Can anyone tell me?
Thanks.AnonymousSeptember 10, 1996 at 10:47 pmPost count: 93172
To Marnie regarding RAI. I was given 10 mils Sept.1993 after I broke
out in hives from a two week course of Tapazol. It took about six to
seven months before becoming hypo. My understanding is one can continue
to get more hypo after RAI for up to as long as ten years after
treatment. That is why one needs to keep up with their TSH level,esp.
since being hypo can also make your eyes worse.AnonymousSeptember 10, 1996 at 11:00 pmPost count: 93172
To Marnie reg: RAI. It took me about six to seven months to become
hypo after RAI. I received 10 mils Sept. 1993 after a two week course of
Tapazol broke me out in Hives. My understanding is that one can
become progressively hypo for up to ten years after treatment. That
is one reason why you need to keep on top of your TSH. Also being
hypo can also make your eyes worse.AnonymousSeptember 11, 1996 at 1:52 pmPost count: 93172
I also broke out in hives. I had been taken PTU for 4 weeks (itching badly but no hives)
so my doctor switched me to Tapazol. AWFUL HIVES!!! I didn’t really even know what hives were!
I was on the Tapazol for about four weeks again. The hives lasted about 10 days, though the first
couple of days were the worst. I was bleeding from the scratching and ended up with scabs all over!
Anyway, I’ve taked the iodine now, and am actually feeling really good. I am worried about the hypo
setting in, but I guess I just have to wait and see.
(I may be mistaken, but I believe I was given 30 mils – I haven’t seen anyone post that has taken that
much. I wonder if this will speed up the process?)AnonymousSeptember 13, 1996 at 1:41 pmPost count: 93172
Hi Marnie, I just checked back in my records to see how long everything took for me. I took 10milicuries in April 90 and needed to begin the synthroid bu Jan 91. I remember at that time I really did not notice any dramatic symptoms. I felt calmer and quieter and was beginning to wonder if I was depressed, but just a bit. Hope this helps!AnonymousSeptember 27, 1996 at 10:06 pmPost count: 93172
I just found out that I have Graves Disease. I decided to take the radioactive drink,but after reading about everyone problems I am really worried.
I am not depressed. Is that something that happens after treatment. How do
I find a support group in the Ft.Lauderdale area. MarcyAnonymousSeptember 28, 1996 at 10:14 pmPost count: 93172
Hi. I live in Boca Raton and hope to participate in a local support
group also. I had the radio.iodine. treatment 12/94. I had no side-
effects from the treatment, no upset stomach, skin changes or hair loss.
My symptoms started after becoming very “hypo-active” 3-4 months later.
I am still being adjusted with my daily Synthroid, but I have moved a
few times and changed doctors so I think that has hindered my progress.
My depression seems to center around my eye problems and the changes in
my appearance which didn’t seem to start until much later.
From what I have read, and I want to read everything I can, not everyone
goes through this. I hope you do not and I wish you the best….Julie
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