Not a popular question, I know, but looking into this for the last 2 years I've found aspects of treatment seem to affect males more.
I had my RAI in June 2011 and was hanging onto the bed for 3 days, nausea for the following week and 'Bleh' for the rest of the year. I've seen lots of ladies sail through the RAI ,some even report it as a 'Placebo'
My meds have been all over the place , I have a smooth run on T3, then all hell breaks loose. Ive tried T3,T3+T4 andT4 only ,never the same on any meds, Im on NDT now which seems to be working well.
Some women I hear of just drop on T4 and are done, many men Ive found do seem to have huge problems getting the dose right and settling on a course of meds which work.
I know Dr Low was on 150 Mcg of T3 , and being male, generally we take larger doses ,even though starting dosages are the same for males and females (60 mcg)
So, is there a major difference between the sexes when it comes to thyroid treatment?