My son was diagnosed with Graves Disease last January, aged 14, it seems he had been ill with it for about 1.5years but doctors didn't look for this as it is uncommon in someone so young.
He has now been on Carbimazole and Levothyroxin for about 18months and my concern is what's next?!
I've been told that you can't be on Carbimazole for more than 2 years and he is just due a check up with his specialist soon. He has just got his life back together, managed to scrape 3 GCSEs and started college. He looks well and is acting like a normal teenager (never thought I'd be so grateful of this!).
If they stop the Carbimazole what is the alternative? People have mentioned radiotherapy (?) or total removal of the gland. Is he too young for the latter and if so what else is there? He does not want to be 'zapped' so this is off the plan.
Any advice most gratefully received.................help! x