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Thyroid Disorders board

I was Hyper and I had RAI last Nov 17th. I went Hypo and was started on 75 mcg's of Synthroid on March 11th. I took it for 4 weeks and broke out in hives on my neck and arms so I found a new Dr and started on 1 g of Armour and did much better. after 4 weeks I was upped to 2 g's and now am on 3 g's. 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
Some people go Hypo with-in weeks after RAI and some won't for years. I guess it all depends on the person.
Did you lose a lot of weight being Hyper? I did..and since going Hypo and starting meds..I can't seem to gain any weight. I'm under weight and my Dr says I need to gain but it doesn't matter how many calories I eat..I still can't gain. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones right now..It'll probably catch up to me later on..lol

Good luck..it's a long road..but you'll get there.