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      Hi Steve,

      I had RAI, or as some call it I131, 3 1/2 years ago. I had a second
      treatment in January this year. Has your doctor prescribed beta blockers
      to block the effects of the hormone? I know for some people it helps
      a great deal with the racing heart. After my first treatment, it took
      about 8 to 9 weeks and then I became hypothyroid. But it only took
      two weeks for everything to start slowing down. I could not take the
      beta blockers because of having asthma. But I also started to have
      thyroid regrowth and had to have the second treatment. It’s different
      for everyone how fast it works. But if your not taking any beta blockers
      to help you with the effects of your hormone, check with your doctor.

      If you want more information, let me know. If you prefer to read about
      it, I would recommend a book called “Your Thyroid, A Home Reference.”
      It’s a paperback and cost in the U.S. around $5.00. It’s excellent
      teaching material. It gives you alot of information plus it helps
      you learn what the normal ranges in blood work should be.

      Hang in there!


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        thanks Dave, yes i am on beta blockers for a year now and also on
        Lorazepam as well. i didn’t think that you can get hypo that quick
        after rai ,i better watch my self.i guess the big change is that i
        sleep normal now and my pulse has got weaker but still fast.
        doc says 5 months i will see a change but i dont trust the
        doctors any more they all tell you something different.

        thanks again, steve

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          my name is Steve and i had rai almost 2 months ago now
          how long till this works and will it work i want to
          here from some of you please,because my heart can’t
          take much more of this.

          thank you, Steve from Canada

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