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a look and wait see approach

I have been given the look and wait see approach for over 9 years. I have been hyperthyroid ever since, now I have had a radioactive iodine for my nodules and goiter, now I am a little hypothyroid and the doctors have not given any thyroid meds. I have been feeling terrible forever.  My recent labs were 2.18 for TSH and .67 for my T4.  Help me if you can. What should I do now?? Feeling the symptoms of both the hypo and hyper from time to time.
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97953 tn?1440865392
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The levels look fairly normal but the T4 is a little low-normal.  If there is a fluctuation between hyper and hypo (evidenced by a true change in TSH from low to high) then another I-131 treatment or surgical removal would be a definitive way of addressing the problem -- resulting in permanent hypothyroidism requiring levothyroxine.
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What is a I-131 treatment??  Is it normal after radioactive iodine treatment to be hypothyroid??
97953 tn?1440865392
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I-131 is radioactive iodine -- usually results in hypothyroidism.

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