I was diagnosed with a thyroid disfunction in March of 2004, although I suspect I have been hyperthyroid for much longer. I decided to have RAI because after 10 months on meds I was still not balanced and I want to have more children. I am NOT Graves, I believe my diagnosis was toxic multinodule goiter or Plummer's Disease. I had RAI on April 19th of this year. My TSH was originally at 3.6 and I am now down to 2.? after 9 weeks. I asked my doc what happens if after 3 months I am not better. She looked shocked and said that she had never had anyone not swing low after RAI. How long should it take for me to begin feeling better? I was feeling so lousy that I convinced my doc to let me take a little PTU (100mg/day) for awhile until I crashed. She also told me I should go and see an eye doc to rule out TED. Does anyone know if it is likely that I will have to do RAI again? I know that Plummer's is more resistant to RAI than Graves, and even though they gave me a higher doseage, I don't know if it was high enough. Can anyone help me???
It took about 3 months for me, but I had graves. And its been up and normal for the past 7yrs. I think it finally gave up a few yrs ago. Since then I have been on 3 different doses to get it right. Hang in there, I know it's a pain. Keep asking questions. Good Luck.
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