Hi folks, so as the medicine is making me feel so bleh I'm leaning towards radioiodine treatment as my main option for my hyperthyroidism / Graves' disease as surgery scares me.
Can anyone tell me what the actual risks are of being around people after treatment? What dose am I likely to be given for hyperthyroidism / Graves'? How long will I have to be off work etc?
The doctor that analysed my thyroid scan said that because I work in an open plan office with a lot of women of child bearing age I would have to be off for 2 to 3 weeks. I told one of our directors this and they thought it was just the NHS covering themselves and that I don't actually need to isolate myself from people etc.
Obviously doctors know better but I need a better idea about radioiodine treatment to make an informed decision. I will ask my endo at my appointment next week but I'd really appreciate any info from people who have been through this treatment for similar reasons. Do i have to sit in another room from my partner at home? Is it safe to hug the cats? How long do I need to isolate myself. Any info you can give would be appreciated.