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  1. Anyone on 40mg Day Tapazole?
    ... Hi Suz, I just got prescribed 40 mg Tapazole and my Doctor said I could take 4 once a day, or 2...
    ... everyday. Did they give you atenolol too? Is the tapazole your first prescription for this? :)...
    ... Hi ladies, just wanted to let you know that Tapazole has a short half life - meaning that it is only effective ... for several hours. The manufacturer of Tapazole recommends that the drug be taken in 3 equal doses ... Good luck, I hope you both reach remission with Tapazole as I did....
    ... was thinking! How long have you been taking the tapazole ? Did you have any problems? How long before you...
    ... times a day? When I was diagnosed in '99 I took Tapazole for just over 4 years....over 2 of those years I was ... enjoyed an almost 3 year remission. I restarted Tapazole at a low dose in January of 2006 when I relapsed hyper ... but it is okay for me to have to periodically take Tapazole for a short amount of time to reset my thyroid and...
    ... control my thyroid gland, I would rather take the Tapazole in low doses for a few months every couple of years...
    ... When I asked my doctor about how long I'd be on the Tapazole , and remission...I asked"suppose it comes back?" and ... never" and he says"well then you would go back on the tapazole " and I said "good, I've heard and read too much bad...
    ... 2891174]Hi ladies, just wanted to let you know that Tapazole has a short half life - meaning that it is only effective ... for several hours. The manufacturer of Tapazole recommends that the drug be taken in 3 equal doses ... Good luck, I hope you both reach remission with Tapazole as I did....
    ... Hi- I have a question about tapazole dosage. I was just diagnosed with Graves disease. ... prescribed 50 mg. of Atenolol and 20 mg. a day of tapozole - tapazole come in 10 mg. tabs. On the prescription for Tapazole...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  2. Should I be angry with my Doctor ?
    ... awful,but there's different ones for hypo anyway,only Tapazole and ptu for hyper.Remember, the people on this board...

  3. What is hyper enough to treat?
    ... I should push for him to prescribe a small dose of tapazole ? Also, would an uptake scan be beneficial? Thanks...
    ... beta blockers might help you? I did ptu and then tapazole for 3 years prior to betas. I felt wretched on them...
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  4. Tapazole Questions Please
    ... to get the excess out of your body...I have been on Tapazole for 2 weeks 30mg. My doctor mentioned SSKI to remedy...
    ... inflammatory,he said "well if it's being caused by the Tapazole , you would be masking it,so you have to ask the endo ... and just asked for the stuff, without mentioning the Tapazole maybe being the culprit..now I have to wait longer...

  5. switching from tapazole to PTU
    ... places. I've had a fairly severe rash/hives from taking tapazole , and I'm only on 5 mg. I'm sorry this has happened ... on about 5 lbs in the past 6 weeks of taking the tapazole . I'm dealing with a somewhat unique situation in ... My GP checked my TSH after 5 weeks of being on tapazole , 5 mg a day, and my TSH was .004. actually worse ... called the endo and he prescribed 20mg a day of tapazole . However my GP neglected to mention the hives to ... seems to have more side effects. Liver, same as tapazole , and I also saw a mention of bone marrow issues ... across a case study of a woman who switched from tapazole to PTU, due to rash, and the rash cleared and she ... appears to occur 5 or 6 times more often on PTU than tapazole . need to find out what ANCA means. I also read...

  6. PTU vs TAPazole. please help.
    ... pregnant patients, or patients who don't tolerate Tapazole well. I used Tapazole for about 6 months almost ... ever since. I never had an adverse reaction to the Tapazole , or had any type of problems. Good luck!...
    ... the understanding that you had to be treated with tapazole or ptu for at least a year before even a chance at...
    ... the understanding that you had to be treated with tapazole or ptu for at least a year before even a chance at...
    ... it is not possible in such a short span of time. Tapazole should be fine for you. The difference between tapazole ... and PTU is the life span. Tapazole lasts in your system longer then PTU (that is why ... about being forced to do RAI until you have tried the Tapazole . If **ANY** Dr. is trying to push RAI it is time to...
    ... like knowingthat the ptu works for me and I dont know tapazole and those side effects so I will have to demand that...

  7. Hyper / Graves Question Please
    ... am so lucky he treated me! I have been on 30mg of Tapazole and 40mg of Propranolol since 3/12. I can't wait...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Propranolol

  8. Hate to ask but need HELP - diarrhea for 2 months!
    ... pounds and on Propranolol, Xanax, BCP, Ambien CR and Tapazole . My problem is htat I have had diarrhea about 6-8...
    ... had movements every day or more than that. Once the Tapazole works it should stop. Please call your doctor, you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Propranolol Xanax

  9. Body burning, headache and nausea???
    ... and having major symptoms. My PCP put me on 30mg of Tapazole , 40mg of Propranolol and Xanax, and Prozac 2 weeks ... suggestions ofr relief please? Is it the hyper or the Tapazole ???? I have had the nausea and diarreah since late...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Propranolol Prozac Xanax

  10. Tapazole, I think it's making me feel worse
    ... mostly pain in joints. these are all side effects of tapazole ,look up side effects of tapazole on ******. I don...
    ... feel as horrible as you do. I really think it is the Tapazole . But you are right, what do we do, we can't stop taking...
    ... Now you're saying the SAME thing!! It MUST be the Tapazole ! Are you a petite girl and weigh around 100-110? Maybe...
    ... this??? How long, all in all, have you been on the Tapazole ? If he says rai, I'll SCREAM!! I guess I'll have to ... almost a thosand dollars later I find out it's the Tapazole ..:)...
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  11. How Long Till Tapazole Works-your Stories Please
    ... heart rate). That helped almost immediately. They Tapazole took about 6-8 weeks and 6 months later I was in remission...
    ... heart rate). That helped almost immediately. They Tapazole took about 6-8 weeks and 6 months later I was in remission...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  12. How do you take your Tapazole?
    ... doing research and duh...it's a SIDE EFFECT of the Tapazole ! I'm seeing my doc in April and will ask him about...
    ... doing research and duh...it's a SIDE EFFECT of the Tapazole ! I'm seeing my doc in April and will ask him about ... hyper-graves/hypo/euro/now????. I am taking 30mg of Tapazole a day and have only been on it for a week so not a ... for the anxiety / nerves. I hope another week of Tapazole and I will feel better. He said he may do SSKI for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Apri Ibuprofen Propranolol Xanax

  13. Emotional swings? Do SSRI's help?
    ... not take Propranolol it made my skin crawl), 20mg of Tapazole and I take 1/2 of a .5mg Xanax once a day and 2 times...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Atenolol Lexapro Propranolol Xanax

  14. hyper in sedona
    ... that I was still losing weight. So I asked to try tapazole . I'm on 5mg. for about the last 6 weeks. I have ... and even that is getting better. Since starting tapazole I'm getting bloodtests every 4 weeks. The first bloodwork ... next week, to check my TSH levels, and see if the tapazole is helping. I know its helping. However I've had ... totally knocks me out. So yesterday I skipped the tapazole . Rash is just as bad or worse today. So what to do...
    ... having been on it for quite a while. I was switched to tapazole and the rash went away. It will not hurt to stop ... to improve, you will be pretty sure that it's the tapazole causing it. Use the beta blocker to control any...
    ... the other as only 50% will react to the other ATD. ( Tapazole , PTU)...
    ... tested for elevated liver enzymes prior to starting tapazole , since both graves and ATDs can cause it. I don't ... initial bloodwork I've had, but I'll check. I tried tapazole first, based on what I saw was less likely serious...
    ... the RAI, he said, then fine, you'll go back on the tapazole . Who knows what will happen though. I can get too...
    ... that is my thyroid. The endo put me on 60 mg/day of Tapazole plus a beta blocker. My thyroid has to come out. ...
    ... it for months now. seemed to get hives after trying tapazole for 2 months, and then PTU for 2 months.... tooo bad...
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  15. I'm So Discouraged - How Long Will It Take?
    ... Thyroid hormones last quite a while in the body. The tapazole will slow down production of new hormone but the stuff...
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  16. acessn12! Im so discouraged!
    ... about breathing, it was REALLY WEIRD!!! I've been on tapazole for 6 months now, and except for just NORMAL anxiety...

  17. sick after rai
    ... understand why the doc pushed so hard for rai since the tapazole was starting to make hypo after starting out graves...

  18. rhianz
    ... on some kind of block and replace meds? I just take Tapazole for Graves. It's probably like the carb stuff you...

  19. Pvc's And Hyperthyroid Anyone?
    ... is almost over! Everyone I've talked to says the tapazole doesn't really start to take effect real well for...

  20. To K9mom Please Reply
    ... with 13 pounds weight loss in one month. Doc started Tapazole today only 2.5mg twice a week to see if symptoms go...
    ... that range. I'm sorry I don't know anything about Tapazole dosing to help you. :( Even if you knew your ranges...
    ... ranges on the labs either. However, I can help on the tapazole . It is not uncommon or unheard of for them to try ... sending you hypo. Some people do well like that. The tapazole dosing can be very flexible and tweeked to an individual...
    ... Thanks Helen. How long before Tapazole kicks in?...

  21. Help Graves - Pls Reply If You Have Graves!!
    ... with 13 pounds weight loss in one month. Doc started Tapazole today only 2.5mg twice a week to see if symptoms go...

  22. Yay Someone Finally Listened!!!
    ... 10+ pounds). She said the old doctor only gave me Tapazole for 4 months with my Graves and when I shot up to ... 2005, and said she will start me on a low dose of Tapazole like 2.5 or 5mg to see if the symptoms resolve. She...

  23. Saw an Endo Today - Pls Read and Thoughts???
    ... hyper / Graves disease and started Toprol XL 25mg and Tapazole 5mg. Oct. 2005 - Thyroid storm / PE / Tachycardia ... – given SSKI, increased Tapazole to 40mg a day, changed to Propranolol 60mg twice a...
    ... with all your hyper symptoms,you NEED to go back on Tapazole , but not as high a dosage as before, maybe just 2...
    ... problem is that the Endo today said he won't prescribe Tapazole as I'm fine!!!! I am so frustrated!...
    ... are "practicing" on me! I hope for Propranolol and Tapazole tomorrow. Are you on Propranolol Bran's?...
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  24. Xanax for hyper and anxiety?
    ... body. I can't wait to see the Endo Monday and get my Tapazole !!!! Suz...
    ... adjusted been from high TSH's to hyper. What it that tapazole ? Thanks Phillipa...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  25. My Labs - Thoughts?
    ... Accesn I was on Toptrol XL 60mg a day and Tapazole like 40 mg a day for 4 months. I hate the ringing...
    ... are heading back hyper. You need to be back on the tapazole but on a lower dose. Probably somewhere between 2...

  26. NEW Labs... Well kinda!
    ... around Jan 25th or so. And at that time I was on the Tapazole . And they were TSH- 1.05 (0.40-5.50) T4- 0.09...
    ... and everyone from here. LOL... Well I quit the Tapazole around the 25th or so of Jan. I have had 2 endo dr...
    ... Okay my next question is what was your dosage of Tapazole ? I've been on 2.5 for about 5 months and so far so...

  27. I accidently took 2 synthroid
    ... method I use. I don't think I ever took two of my Tapazole , I might have forgot one MAYBE. I keep pills in a...

  28. 38% uptake
    ... hyper you have. Also how long have you been taking tapazole and at what dose? Are you hopefully back on it now...
    ... horrible like it should be 100%. I have been off Tapazole for the 2 weeks for the test. I call the doctor MOnday...
    ... seems to me that he should have told you to resume the tapazole immediately following the scan. I always did. But ... symptoms and they should continue to help until the tapazole has a chance to work. I'm going to ask Bran'sNana ... graves stuff to you cause she has graves and is taking tapazole . HEY BRAN'S - give me a hand here please!!!!! ...
    ... don't make a decision to do RAI without trying the Tapazole . It needs some time to work and help your numbers...

  29. Test results
    ... all the credit in the world for treating you with Tapazole instead of radiating your gland, but he should have...
    ... all the credit in the world for treating you with Tapazole instead of radiating your gland, but he should have...

  30. pins and needles all day off and on??????
    ... this. My labs show normal ranges now, after being on Tapazole since Sept. I feel pretty good, except for these pains...
    ... this. My labs show normal ranges now, after being on Tapazole since Sept. I feel pretty good, except for these pains...

  31. weight issues and Graves disease and HYPERthyroidism
    ... about the same weight.105-110.I'm 5'1"or2". I started Tapazole in September. I was 103 then(too skinny) I went up ... but seem to be stabilized now. I'm on 2.5 mgs of Tapazole . I was diagnosed hyper Graves, altho mild.How much...
    ... battle trying to lose the weight. But now that I am on Tapazole my symptoms are much better and I am just happy for...

  32. hyperthyroidism and birth control pills
    ... I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. I am on Tapazole 5mg daily but I also take Birth contol pills. I feel ... so much better now that I'm on the Tapazole but I noticed when I stop taking my birth control...

  33. Internist Says Hyperthyroid, Help!
    ... ATD for short). There are 2 ATD's sold in the US - Tapazole and PTU. Tapazole has a generic called Methimazole...

  34. graves/eyes bothering me bad
    ... symptoms, I don't know. Maybe it's an effect of the Tapazole . I'm on 2.5 mgs and don't feel these side effects...

  35. graves questions
    ... graves and suggested RAI off the bat and was against tapazole and ptu's so I went to MUSC and saw an endo and they...

  36. New Dr... New Hope! It just felt right.
    ... for me again. I feel that the first time I took the Tapazole it helped at first but then it was causing some strange...

  37. hyper..crazy..and wondering
    ... I have been diagnose hyper and have been on Tapazole which did quite well in helping with the symptoms...
    ... do RAI treatments. How were you feeling on the tapazole ? Some people just need a dose adjustment to get things...
    ... pressure goes way too low. I was doing good on the Tapazole when 3 weeks ago I noticed that all my symptoms were...
    ... successfully treated with the anti-thyroid medication Tapazole since 1999 and have enjoyed almost 3 years of med...
    ... Hey Baha, I'm a hyper too. I'm on tapazole , about 5 months and am doing MUCH better. My husband ... there, and oh why didn't they just up your dose of Tapazole , instead of just quitting it? How long were you on...
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  38. Crazy results
    ... they would use in Slovenia. Here in the US, they use Tapazole or PTU. They are all anti-thyroid medications that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ogen

  39. RAI scheduled
    ... if the protocol is the same. I was told to stop my Tapazole (anti-thyroid meds) 3 weeks prior to RAI. The RAI...

  40. New Lab's, New Questions! Even more confused NOW??
    ... 5) T4- 0.9 ( 0.8-1.8 ) Dr told me to STOP the Tapazole and see him in 2 months. Uggg.. Thank goodness I have...
    ... going to put that I really was not on that high of a Tapazole dose. Only taking 5mg a day to 2.5 mg a day!?! ...
    ... had it done himself he said after he researched the tapazole for his own thyroid problem and was scared of the...

  41. Endo visit today! All I can say is HELPPP PLEASEEE...
    ... before. He is the one that initally started me on the tapazole for the hyper and my symptoms back in October. ...

  42. Work or no work?
    ... Yes, I've been on tapazole for about 4 months now. Don't have the bounding pulse...

  43. low TSH, low Free T4????
    ... May 11: ANTIBODIES: 5 (0.0-34.2) May 19:Started Tapazole (anti-thyroid) and Beta blockers jUNE 21 ANTIBODIES...
    ... Total T3 3.7 *****HYPER Stopped Desiccated Started on Tapazole and BB in May to stabilize before RAI. Actually, spoke ... 25: TSH 0.46 /Free T4 10.14/Total T3 1.2 Stopped Tapazole Aug 21st (3 weeks prior RAI) Sept 6: TSH 1.42/Free...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Apri Synthroid

  44. Mood swings
    ... with the Carbimazole that you're taking, is it like Tapazole ? Were you on a beta blocker too , was that the one...
    ... with the Carbimazole that you're taking, is it like Tapazole ? Were you on a beta blocker too , was that the one ... increase or a different med? Hi there. I don't know of Tapazole so I'm not sure if it is a similar medication, but...

  45. Hi Bran's!
    ... give bahamaigo a hand with what to expect with the tapazole and such. She's on the thread 38% uptake and could...
    ... You could always test drive him by going off your tapazole for a week or so. :D Don't sweat the up and down...
    ... and they're painful as it is! I'm wondering if the tapazole is causing this? It's a side effect,I read, muscle...
    ... suggest RAI. Seeing I need such a small amount of Tapazole , and always have,maybe he'll have another option,or ... at my chart( the ortho guys) and say gee she's on Tapazole , maybe it's side effects? Why do I always have to...
    ... subjects. I do hope that while you've been on the tapazole that they have periodically run the occasional liver...
    ... it sucks. I do think I'm either hypo or it's the Tapazole . next will be an MRI if the doc says it's not related...
    ... Well, if you look up tapazole side effects, it IS a common side effect. Even Danni...
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  46. HELP!!! Please looking for insight on many symptoms! HELP!!!
    ... me to a endo in Oct and at that time he put me on tapazole adn told me yes I have thyroid disease. Since then...
    ... breath basically started last June. I am on the Tapazole on 10mg a day. Which I was cutting those in half so...

  47. Anyone else w/Graves looking for nutritional alternatives over Meds??
    ... with Graves, although mild. I'm on 2.5 milligrams of tapazole . I don't know if I could have gone on much longer...

  48. Hyper - how long on meds
    ... I took Tapazole for just over 4 years when I was first diagnosed with ... med-free. I relapsed in January '06 and restarted Tapazole which I took for 9 months until I was able to maintain...

  49. tapazole or ptu for hypers?
    ... stomache pain. I was wondering if I would do better on tapazole . Any experience with switching? Also wondering if...
    ... very good source of info on hyper thyroid. I am on tapazole , I have antibodies for Graves. I take it right before...

  50. I DO have antibodies for Graves!!
    ... lot from that message board!" He said I would be on tapazole for about 1 to 2 years, then see if I go into remission ... , if not he said the bad word...RAI......or tapazole for life, I said I don't think I'll ever have RAI ... read, and he said"well then you'll continue on the tapazole " thank God he's not pushing the RAI, huh? Well NIKKI...

  51. Info on RAI
    ... and I went HYPER.) Things brought under control by Tapazole and Beta Blockers, then had RAI. I went in for Thyroid...
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  52. New to Hyper
    ... my tsh is low, like yours, but not anymore, I'm on tapazole . How old are you? Graves is more common in the 30...

  53. brans'nana read me!!!!
    ... HATE me! hahaha! Now I am up to 110 or more on the tapazole . Doc said last time when I saw him(I was 107) ",I...

  54. going hyper again oh no here we go!!!!
    ... races a little, but not like it did. The little bit of Tapazole I take controls it, I guess. I hope you can come to...

  55. thyroid meds while on psychiatric meds question....
    ... Since trying to control toxic multi-nodule goiter with Tapazole is not successful, I had the choice of surgery or...
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  56. PTU AND Synthroid togehter with Graves'?
    ... entire thyroid, then tried the balacing act of PTU (or tapazole ) and Synthroid? I'm assuming that with graves' the...
    ... RAI). Block and replace uses anti-thyroid meds ( tapazole , methimazole, PTU) to block the thyroid from producing...
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  57. Increased heart rate
    ... generic drug is methimazole, a generic version of Tapazole . How is your heart rate now?...
    ... elevated, and my tsh was like nothing! I've been on Tapazole a few months now, my labs are within normal range...
    ... Oh yes.. they do treat hyper with meds... Tapazole or Ptu. I'm on the Tap, been on 2.5 milligrams since...

  58. Tapazole and eye issues?
    ... start getting too low, and can be a sign of too much Tapazole . Just wanted to tell you this because I relied...

  59. T3 why is this tested?
    ... it was t-3 toxicosis.I've been on a small dose of tapazole about 3 months....

  60. Thyroid pain?
    ... finallly got my diagnosis last month and now that I am on Tapazole those feelings are not as strong. I have a small goiter...

  61. New to board, help please

  62. Tapazole: Anyone had any bad side effects?
    ... Hi all, I have been put on Tapazole to try and control my T3 toxicosis. I believe I am ... it. Has anyone else had any bad side effects from Tapazole ? Thank you for any replies, lil'miss:)...
    ... started seeing great results on methimazole (generic tapazole ). The first 2 weeks I was nausiated and just felt...
    ... to feel a little better. When I first started the Tapazole I was getting headaches, nausea, joint aches and pains...

  63. Finally a diagnosis! T3 toxicosis
    ... several dr.s as well. I was taking methimazole (generic tapazole ) but my last endo did not regulate me well at all...
    ... I waited a along time! WOW! I'm on only 2.5 mgs of tapazole . I was on it 2 months before the rapid heartbeat finally...
    ... since I was 29. I think I am having symptoms from the Tapazole . Aches, dizziness, drowsiness. I had all the tests ... what were/are your symptoms? I have only been on Tapazole a short time and have had no relief as of yet. My...
    ... about. It takes awhile for you to feel better on the tapazole , you might feel a little weird for the first month...

  64. Just Diagnosed Hyperthyroidism. Have questions.
    ... thyroxitosis, another rarer form of hyper. I was put on tapazole , and have been getting in the normal range.Have been...
    ... the other I am home with all day. they also gave me tapazole but they wanted me to take 6 of them!!! My husband...
    ... doulble up on the klonapin and I am now taking 4 of the tapazole with 1 of atenol this seems to be helping in the crying...

  65. Nov 8th dignosised with graves disease pls shed some light ...
    ... right now. This is a fairly common drug (along with Tapazole ) used as an "anti-thyroid drug" or "ATD". Most problems...
    ... to get on a maitenance dose of methimazole (generic tapazole ). My goal with treatment is to go into remission...

  66. Scarey Symptoms, Been on Drugs For Awhile
    ... isn't it? I have it too,altho not Graves. I take tapazole , generic,about 2.5 a day, so far so good, but I wasn...

  67. Cystic Acne & Thyroid Problems?
    ... before I decided to go with RAI treatment I was put on Tapazole , and for two months my skin cleared up and it looked...
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  68. I need info on radio Iodine treatment
    ... other options- PTU (if you have had a bad reaction to tapazole ) or vice versa or surgery. Nikki...

  69. tingling,vibrating body and hypothyroid
    ... thyroid hormone) but got worse with time, even when on Tapazole . Pleaaaasse....anybody SRC...

  70. Beta-Blocker and High T4
    ... see what's what. You might need thyroid meds, like Tapazole , which calms the thyroid.:)...

  71. Dosage
    ... this up, so I guess she's on the right dosage) I'm on Tapazole , it's much less milligrams,different....

  72. Life after RAI
    ... when I was hyper, (it cleared up when I was on the tapazole ) and I just knew it would improve after the RAI treatment...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  73. Newbie
    ... thyroid is enlarged 3x normal. My endo put me on 10mg Tapazole twice a day. He also made an appt for me with an...
    ... them that soon but you are on a pretty good amount of tapazole and could move hypo fast. If you have any symptoms...
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  74. i might be a swinger????
    ... If it's possible to become too hypo if you're on Tapazole , why can't you become hyper on too much Synthroid...
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  75. Grave's Disease & RAI
    ... triggered it to get worse. So my endo put me on 5mg of tapazole needless to say that wasn't working either because...
    ... me properly. At that point after trying the PTU and Tapazole and not being able to tolerate either two endo's pretty...
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