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I’ve been told by my new consultant today that I need to make a decision about a permanent treatment for Graves’ disease. This is something that only occurs following pregnancy’s and I’m 3 years post my last daughters birth with almost normal thyroid results while on 5mg of carbimazole daily. I have no plans of any further children so presumed that all would return to normal and that would pretty much be the end of it, apparently not! I’m also a insulin dependent diabetic with children aged 11, 7 & 3. My consultant gave me zero information about the two options so I have done some research online but still don’t know which would be the best option. Obviously the radio iodine is a far less invasive procedure but I’m concerned about contact with my children afterwards, I’m the parent responsible for all school & nursery runs, after school clubs and swimming etc. If anyone can offer any advice I would be very grateful, thanks
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