Had RAI treatment after 15 months of hyperthyroidism that didn't respond well to meds. At time of RAI, I was sort of in normal range. Two weeks after treatment thyroid was hypo but dr kept me on methimazole anyway. Six weeks after that, my thyroid was way hypo with a reading of 95! Went on levoxyl, and have been on it ever since. Doc will not take me off meds. My understanding was that the RAI was going to balance out my thyroid with a great chance that my thyroid would go hypo eventually. But it seems my doc is assuming that I will be permanently hypo. Shouldn't the doc take me off meds to see how my thyroid fares on its own?View Thread
Before having the RAI a year ago, I asked my endo doc about side effects. He said there was only a possible mild sore throat .Nothing was said about the taste. When I mentioned it after the treatment, he said it sometimes happens, but "It should come back." Yeah, the doctors should warn about that. It is an issue affecting life quality! I, too, taste "by memory." I just remember what things taste like. My sense of smell hasn't been all that acute either, since the RAI.View Thread
Thank you for the info. I just thought we could see how things looked after the RAI without meds, realizing that I probably would end up on meds some day.
One big issue I have after that RAI is that I have very little taste sensation now. It declined after I had the treatment and over a year later, it is still very much diminished. Is this common?View Thread
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