I am new to the bulletin board. Had Radio Active Iodine in May of 95, became hypothyroid in Aug of 95 and it took me until June of 96 to get on level with the synthroid. My question problem is fluid retention – seems to go up & down with my blood levels. Does anyone out there have the same problems and if so what can I do about it. Am currently taking a low dose of Lozol every other day, but I’m just as apt to get too dry (not enough fluid in my body). Also prior to my diagnosis of graves disease, I weighted between 135 and 150. I just weighted in at 190 and have continued to gain – any solutions? Thank You.