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Newly diagnosed w/Graves

2 years ago I was diagnosed w/Hashimotos.  I was put on Synthroid and Cytomel and I seemed to even out okay.   about 3 months ago, my regular lab tests came back showing my numbers had moved toward hyper.  At first my dr lowered my dosage of synthroid and took me off the cytomel.  The next set of labs showed that I was still moving toward hyper. I was taken off all meds.  Most recent set of tests, which now included SI, indicated that my TSH is still hyper, T4 & T4 moving toward "normal" but TSI tests positive for Graves.   My dr is recommending radioiodine ablation, since she's concerned that I am that person will tend to shift between Hashi's and Graves and will always feel totally lousy because of it.    I know what it feels like to be hypo, so I think I can deal with treating that.  But bouncing between the two is more than I can handle.   Thoughts and suggestions?  
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I have not been diagnosed with Hashi's but I do have Graves.  I've researched RAI and my concern is that it may take months, even a year, for the thyroid to stabilize.  And then if the thyroid is not be dead enough more RAI is needed.  During all this, the synthetic hormones are being adjusted and symptoms are all over the place.  If I wind up needing to get rid of my thyroid, I think I will want surgery.  Just get it out and over with.

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I feel your pain I just posted a msg about myself dealing with hypo/hyper symptoms and levythyroxine just making me sick. My endo says I need to get my leaky thyroid taken out but that really scares me
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