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I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid nearly 3 years ago and was treated with PTU for a while (I reacted badly to Carbimazole). I stabilsed and they took me off the medication just over a year ago. I remained stable for about 6 months or so, but at my last check up they said my blood test was showing overactivity again. They wanted to wait a few months before doing anything incase it was an anomoly, but if not they are talking about giving me radioiodine.
My next check up is next week and I'd be interested to hear some real life experiences of the effect of radioiodine incase that's the route they advise. Were there any side-effects? Did it make people feel ill? Did you have to stay off work? And I guess most importantly did it solve your thyroid problems?
Any advice much appreciated!
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