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  • Anonymous
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      Tom,
      My father has taken thyroxine for more than 30 years and claims it’s just like the real thing. He, however does not have Graves’ Disease–he had thyroid cancer.

      By the way, I took PTU for more than 15 years before RAI. I don’t know if this is a record, but I didn’t have problems with bad side effects. I also am unable to taste it (an interesting genetic distinction used in lecture demonstrations). I might not have continued so long on the PTU had it tasted really bad to me.

      Your questions are good ones; let us know what you find out!

      Elisa

      Anonymous
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        I see lots of refrences to PTU’s. Exactly what does that stand for?

        Anonymous
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          PTU stands for Propylthiouracil, a commonly prescribed anti-thyroid medication
          for hyperthyroidism. I’m sure the RN’s on this board will be able to
          elaborate on a description. All I know is that I’m now taking it with
          the hope that my Graves’ Disease will go into remission.

          P.S. There’s no such thing as a stupid question!

          Kelly

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