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      From what I understand, Pattisun, what we experience after RAI is only a minor approximation of what occurs during thyroid storm. Thyroid storm is a life-threatening, medical emergency situation, caused by the thyroid going berzerk and pouring out thyroid hormone. There is obviously a similarity to the (normal) release of excess thyroid hormone after RAI, but the severity of it has NO comparison.

      Bobbi — NGDF Asst. Online Facilitator

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        I “stormed” approximately 7 mos post RAI. I was driving down the road when the palpitations hit. When the paramedics arrived, my pulse was so fast they couldn’t keep count. They put me on a heart monitor and my pulse was 225 pbm. They had to intravenously give me medicine to slow my heart rate down. I really thought I was going to have a heart attack and it was the scariest moment in my life.

        Was your experience similar??? I should have been warned about this but my endo at the time was a real dunce.


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