ok i am not getting this, is tried to post this to "ask a doctor" forum, can anybody help me out with getting this to the forum i wanted.
Hi there -
Our Thyroid Expert forum is currently not accepting new questions, but I will move this to our Thyroid Disorders Community, and I'm sure members will be able to help.
also you may want to post this in the member forum for thyroid cancer. there are some folks on there that have been through the same thing.
The radioactive iodine therapy option should also be reviewed
have reviewed it......not going that way
I had the RAI thearpy after hitting a thyroid storm. I had graves/hyper/toxic goiter. The RAI did not work for me & I developed thyroid eye disease. One month after that I hit another thyroid storm, so had to have the TT.
This was almost 19yrs ago. Dosage changes were and still are my biggest issues. To much, or too little...and things change as we age.
I can't say which one is better for everyone is different. My twin sister did her RAI end of July, & she wished they would have done the surgery. She was also diagnosed with hyper/graves. Hers however was caught early, mine was undiagnosed for 6 months back then and everything was blamed on post partum depression. I had a son 6 months prior & worked full time.
my mother in law chose RAI. A few years later, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that had allready spread. She died a few years later. Makes me think that had she done surgery in the first place, maybe the cancer would have been found in the early stages and would have been treatable. So I am opting for surgery.