AnonymousJuly 1, 1998 at 5:09 pmPost count: 93172
I was on ATDs for one year… after about 6 months my dosage kept gradually being lowered, until I was down to 1 PTU a day. At that point, I was taken off. For the first two months I had NO hyper symptoms, instead felt very sluggish. I had *alot* of stress, moving across the country, etc, but still didn’t get hyper. It has now been 10 months, and I’m doing wonderful. It seems like a memory. I used to wake up every day wondering if I would feel “off” or not, but after a few months I stopped having to let my mind go there. Had a complete workup in Jan/Feb, scans, the whole nine yards… everything was perfect, as if nothing had ever been wrong.
I hope this is encouraging!
GlynisAnonymousJuly 2, 1998 at 8:27 pmPost count: 93172
I am very happy for you but I must admit slightly envious. I hope you stay well. AvakAnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 4:06 amPost count: 93172
Hello. I just thought I’d like to share my good news with anyone who’s listening. I haven’t posted in a while. I was dealing with my mother’s death about a month and 1/2 back and my TSH results are still good. I’m a little surprised, I guess I was expecting it to go back up again with all this stress. I have been in remission about 2 months now. Well i hope it will last. My father thinks the meditation, massage/accupunc, and herbs I’ve been doing has helped alot. So I’ll be continuing that. I’m so relieved for now and that something is helping.
Also for anyone who’s interested I was diagnosed in 94 with Graves/Hyper. I took PTU for about 3 years and Tap. for 1 and no RAI yet. I had decompressin last Aug, and am planning for eyelid surgery. I”ve just started counseling for self-esteem. I’m looking forward to it since this eye condition has not made me feel so good about myself. Thanks for listening.AnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 3:40 pmPost count: 93172
About ten years ago I was extremely hyper and went on “T” for two years ago. I had eyelid surgery and went into remission FOR ABOUT NINE YEARS. It was great because I was in my forties and we did a lot of tavelling and had some great times. I did become hyper again a few years ago, had RAI and a year after that my eyes flared up again. However, I will never regret going the “T” route first. The years I was in remission allowed me to do things like back pack around Europe and explore Costa Rica jungles – things I probably wouldn’t do now anyway.
Good luck to you. SAS
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