Re: Did anyone with Grave's eventually go Hypo?
Hello, I have Graves diagnosed 2002, stayed on PTU for 2 years. Feb.2004 took RAI and went hypo 5 months after.
To be truthful, I should have stayed on the PTU because the RAI messed up my eyes for awhile. It caused an increase in thyroid hormones as the thyroid started dying off, which caused very rapid heartbeat. So, that was quite scary. I did take the RAI while being quite hyper, because you have to stop PTU for 2 weeks before RAI.
There are some people that do not have any problems, and others do. It's just a matter of a continuation of trying to find just the right amount of thyroid replacment to make you feel good.
I can honestly tell you that my life has definitely not been the same since RAI.
** RAI ablation for Graves disease 2004**