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Re: Diagnosed....whats next????

Re: Diagnosed....whats next????

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Posted by Ev on September 23, 2000 at 19:07:47:

In Reply to: Re: Diagnosed....whats next???? posted by Q on September 21, 2000 at 10:31:43:

: : I need help on deciding what medical choice I have to make. Any answers reguarding the following both positive and negative answers wante
: : 1) option 1. medication only, doctors report side effects are hives
: : 2) option 2. radiation iodine therapy, dr. says this is best, my questions are, Is this painful?? How long are you uncomfortable? How soon do you need a synthetic drugs?
: : 3) option 3. surgical removal of thyroid, dr says this is really done now, my ques. is, How long before returning to work? How big is scar? Prev. scar was (6-7 inch long)
: : PLEASE ANSWER ME SOON SO I CAN MAKE A DECISION!!!!THANK-YOU, KATHY
: Kathy,

: I had two uptakes of Radiation Iodine and it's painless and tasteless. They gave me a clear liquid to swallow and basically said stay away from pregnant women and small children for the rest of the day. It helped and I went on synthyroid about 2 weeks later however, synthyroid made my blood read normal but didn't relieve any of the thyroid symptoms so I changed over to natural thyroid and have been great since. Personally, I would do the operation as a last resort but it greatly depends on your situation and what the doctor thinks is best. Good luck. I'm sure others will give you there thoughts too.


Hi Kathy, i also had 2 radioactive iodine treatments, first one wasn't enough, and same results, tasteless, painless, and i was just happy to not be hyperthyroid (mean, anxious, irritable, sweaty,etc) anymore. Went on synthroid after that (steady increases over a year) and have been on it every since without any problems at all. Good luck,,,Ev



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