Hi everybody - I've been on PTU for the past 6 years (second episode of Graves). My normal endo got very exasperated with me when my last attempt to stop the medication failed and has said that I must have my thyroid removed. I saw another endo for a second opinion and he said that block and replace treatments have better remission rates so, provided the forthcoming scan of my thyroid doesn't show that it is enlarged, it might be worth trying block and replace. He also said that doctors cannot give anti-thyroids for say 20 years as this is seen here in France as a medical fault - ie not treating the patient properly. Neither endo is at all touchy feely and neither of them has asked me how I actually feel!
So - questions - should I give the block and replace regime a chance? And how likely is it to succeed in getting me to remission bearing in mind my years on PTU?
Thanks in anticipation