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      I did have a major side affect after RAI I lost alot of weight. Since those first 6 mths post-Rai
      I have gained.

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        Here’s wishing you luck tomorrow. Today? I really understand how you feel, since I took RAI the week before Thanksgiving, this year. I hope your doctor is giving you something for the hyper symptoms (beta blockers or whatever). They have made me more comfortable, I know.

        Your MD sounds careful, so I’m sure you’ll be told this, but initially there is a period of a week or so after RAI where you get MORE hyper. My endo told me to “double” the beta blocker four days after RAI. I didn’t until the symptoms broke through the dose I was taking (I hate taking meds), and that was about five or six days later, but it only lasted for a couple of days, and then I tapered off them again. The only surprize I’ve had so far has been that I haven’t gone non-hyper as fast as I thought I would, or maybe would wish I had. : ) I’m still hyper three weeks later. But it HAS come down, and I have a lot more energy.

        About the laughter? I am DELIBERATE about this. Better than I am at remembering the times for the meds. The minute I feel a case of the blues hitting, I start the VCR.

        Bobbi — thinking about taking out stock in wacky British comedy videos.

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