yep, I had RAI a year ago. I felt it was best for me. I researched it and got alot of info from the thyroid foundations out there. I still believe it’s the best way to go….for me anyway. Any specific questions that you’re looking for answers to?
I had the procedure done in 1994. I now need to take synthroid versus tapazol before the procedure. I tolerate the synthroid better. The worst part for me was that I went very, very hyperthyroid (thyroid storm) after the radioactive iodine treatment. Awfully uncomfortable for several weeks. I was then put back on tapazol to bring me down and I overshot and went hypothyroid. In other words, it took a while to get balanced. I have had to adjust (increase) the amount of synthroid I take a couple of time the last year. I gather this is normal. Still get cramps and muscle soreness when I’m hypo and in need of a synthroid adjustment. The bottom line is that the radioactive iodine treatment was the right course for me.
hi, i’m in the same boat and am looking at it from the other side. had 21.9 or 31.9 millicuries of radioactive iosotopes a week ago friday. see my endo this week so i’ll be tell you what what then. have had panic attacks recently. have had problems talking. have been spacey…. seems like there are lots of us out here. jessica