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

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

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Posted by Diana on September 26, 2000 at 12:05:32:

In Reply to: Diagnosed....whats next???? posted by Kathy Love on September 21, 2000 at 09:50:53:

: 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, like you had to make the same decision. I chose the radioactive iodine. It is painless & tasteless...you just swallow the pill. I did have some neck discomfort from swelling, but it wasn't a big deal. I only needed one dose (which was in June) & last week I just started synthroid because now I am hypo. I'd have to say the worst thing is going from hyper to hypo. Now I'm tired, no energy, hair breaks, skin rashes, so on. But my endo says once the synthroid kicks in (up to a month) I should feel better. One last thing. The NUMBER ONE reason I did not chose to take the medication only option is because I have a 10 year old daughter who also has Grave's Disease. She has been diagnosed for almost 2 years & her medication has had to be adjusted over 15 times. She has been like a yo-yo & I felt this wasn't worth it. Sorry this was so long, but I hope it helps. Good luck. Diana


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