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    Michelle

    Know so well what you mean about the weight, even used to drink a six pack of beer a day for several years without ever gaining weight.

    Have had some trouble with depression. It had gotten real bad about a year ago, didn’t really recognize it as depression but had a doctor that sure did. He put me on an antidepressant for about 3 months and that seemed to do the job.

    Lately have felt it sneaking up on me again and he put me on Paxil last week. Seems to be doing ok.

    Regular meditation or self hypnosis seems to help a lot too.

    You’re welcome to email me if you need to vent or whine anytime!

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Bruce,
    Thanks for letting me know we are not alone. It is relly tough to be
    ignored by my doctor when he says my levels are “normal”. I felt better
    before I went to him. Now, I am exausted and overweight and getting
    bigger. I used to eat 24 hours a day and lose weight. Now, I eat 2
    meals a day and gain a pound a month.

    Have you had any trouble with depression? That is one part I cant seem
    to kick. It’s probably the weight, but it really sucks.

    Well, enough venting on you. Thanks again.

    michelle

    Anonymous
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    You guys are scaring me a little bit. I’m 31 years old and have been on Tapazole since April. Are there any success stories out there as far as the radioactive iodine ? Anyone feel completely normal 6 months or 3 months after ? I’m going to stay on Tapazole for as long as possible. I have had absolutely no side effects so far. My family doctor and my Endo told me that RI treatment is simple and effective with no side effects. I’m very skeptical and scared to death. I’ve heard you can stay on tapazole 18-24 months. Any comments on staying the course or getting the Atomic Cocktail would be greatly appreciated. Especially since I feel relatively good right now. Also, has anyone tried cold Chamomille tea bags for eye puffieness?

    Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

    Joe

    Anonymous
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    Joe M:
    My TSH was ok in about 6-9 months after RAI, the main problem/side effect
    being gaining weight.
    Mary Smith

    Anonymous
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    Joe

    I get razzed on here for this (I can take it), but my favorite is slices of cold Tofu on the eyes.

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Hi Joe! I had my RAI treatment six years ago when I was thirty. I know some people on this list have had nasty side effects from the treatment, but I never experienced anything except results. I was diagnosed with GD when my eyes starting going bonkers, so the RAI calmed the eye symptoms for a while. I also lost weight, and have been able to keep it off. No depression, no racing heart, no itchiness, some headaches, some irritability. For me, it was the right decision to go with. I consider myself lucky.

    Best of luck, Debby

    Anonymous
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    JOE , ITS YOUR BUD STEVE LISTEN I HAD RAI 6 WEEKS AGO
    NO CHANGE YET ,WAS ON PTU FOR A 1 YEAR AS WELL, LISTEN
    IM 33 YOUNG. WHEN I LOOK AT THE BOARD IT GIVES ME THE
    WILLY’S TOO.STAY INTOUCH I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IF THIS
    RAI STUFF WORKS. IT FUC BETTER OR I DON’T NO WHERE I’M
    GOING NEXT I DONT NO WHO TO TURN TO CAUSE THE DOCTORS,
    NURSES, RECEPTIONIST, MAKE YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE BEING
    A BOTHER. I CALLED THE DOC THE OTHER DAY ,Receptionist
    says, whats wrong now, didn’t you see the doctor last month.I
    swear i wanted to you no what. taKE CARE, TRY NOT TO FREAK OUT
    BUT REMEMBER YOUR TALKING TO SOMEONE WHOS ALREADY FAR GONE.

    THANKS, STEVE

    Anonymous
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    Great job on the conference pictures Bruce – and fast. You are sooo talented to be able to do that. I’m sure everyone appreciates the effort you have gone to.

    On a personal note I got your e-mail and I have a call in to the guy we bought our computer from to find out about that software. If I figure it out I’ll send you my pictures.

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