I'm panicking. It was my choice to do this, take the radioactive iodine capsule instead of the opperation but now I'm scared.
I am a type 1 diabetic with grays disease . I was treated for hyperthyroidism for years before my doctor said to end all meds (block and replace) and see what happens?
Well summer last year, not quite a year off my meds it came back so I was told something else needed to happen.
My reason for not wanting the operation is because of my diabetes and possible infection and my utter bad luck in life.
I was told that the iodine would kill off half of my thyroid and hopefully fix me. I was told that I could not be around my son for 20 days but once I had the meeting with the doctor which has to be one week before treatment , it was all changed?
I was told that all my thyroid was to be killed off in case it came back and then I would be under active but would be treated for this the rest of my life.
All my life is fine, I'm diabetic and take care of that daily. Also I new it might happen anyway. Might!
My worry is being under active and feeling just as bad but there being no going back.
I have been under before due to too large a dose of carbimazole. It was just as horrible and I got fat so quick. My doctors at endo have said for years that my dosage is fine and I'm level, but I have at times felt so bad, tired, depressed, sweating and made to feel that it's all in my head.
This is why I don't trust them to get my Levo dose right and I might be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire?
Please can anyone help me or share any insight?