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Hi there had rai on 13july. Went back for 6 week check up and im more hyper than i was before i had the treatment. How long before it starts to work.

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    Some people require more than one treatment.  Why did you choose to have RAI?
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      Hi i wasnt given a choice. I have been underactive for 26 years then over for 4 years. I have had carbimazole for 15 months then stable for 6. The last doctor i saw just said i need to have RAI. I just want to feel normal again.
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    I haven't had RAI yet but my doctor told me that it takes 3-4 months to work and some patients need a second dose. You are more hyper than before because if you were on methimazole before, you stopped taking it. It takes a while for the radiation to take effect. Good luck! Let us know how you are doing.
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      I havent been on any meds for 18 months because it isnt stable enough. I can go from overactive to under in a couple of months.so every time i go back to the hospital its different. Thats what i dont understand,i was underactive in June. Had RAI on 13th July  but by 24th August im back overactive.
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    You may have Hashimoto's and Graves.  Has the doctor checked your antibodies?
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      Yes i do. I was wondering if i would be best having a thyroidectomy instead of another bout of RAI if it doesnt work in time. I felt fine when i was on Levothyroxine for 26 years.
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      Being on Levothyroxine when you still have a thyroid and being on it when it is removed are two different things.  Your thyroid produces more hormones than T3 and T4 and when it is gone, that won't happen.
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