Re: RAI for toxic multinodular goiter
Hi...I had RAI for Graves and didn't have any problems. I think the hardest part was rememebering to flush twice for the next few days. I stayed on atenenol for a few months and then stopped. It took my thyroid about 2 1/2months to fail. When i started noticing hypo signs i called the dr., had labs run and got on meds. I started feeling better a few days after starting synthroid and have felt good ever since..Rai Oct. 2003...started meds late Dec 2003. I've never taken tapazole so i can't help you there...add that to your list of questions to ask.
The way they did it where i went was...go in early morning, take the iodine markers (can't remember what they were called)...went away for 6 hours, came back for the uptake and scan test...wait some more while they read the test and finally took the RAI pills. We were there all day. If there is anything i can help you with just ask. take care...phyllis