Re: How Long Will This Last, I Have Had Enough :(
There is no set time schedule for when an individual will get better. We can tell you that generally speaking, it will take 6-8 weeks for the stored thyroid hormone in your body to be used up. Once the stores are used up, then your antithyroid medication will most likely be reduced to a smaller dosage as it's job then will be to only interfere with the production of NEW thyroid hormone.
The more you learn about your condition, the better you will fare with treatment so I highly recommend the book "Thyroid for Dummies" by Dr. Alan Rubin. It is an excellent source of information for a beginner.
It is extremely important that your doctor gets NEW labs, specifically the FREE T4 and FREE T3 done every 4 weeks until you are on a low "maintenance dose" of antithyroid meds and your thyroid levels are within the normal range.
I chose antithyroid meds for my treatment and have been in remission from Graves for almost 2 years. Good luck!
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.