Re: Hyperthyroid newbie needing help
Have they done a biopsy of the nodules? The multinodular nature smacks of Hashimoto's. I would insist on thorough testing then an attempt to manage with medication first. Surgery and radioactive ablation should be the last resort. Many MDs see hyperT and want the thyroid out or destroyed, because they feel it is easier to manage the hypoT than the hyperT.
I have both Graves and Hashimoto's, but I am managing mine. I have four Aunts and my mom with thyroid AIs as well. RAIs were unsuccessful and rough on one Aunt and she ended up with surgical removal after 2 RAIs. I have one Aunt with pure Graves that has managed hers with meds for well over 15 years now. Removal is just easier in some MDs opinions.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.