I have just been diagnosed with an Overactive Thyroid after losing about 16 pounds in weight in 5 weeks. I'm also an Atrial Fibrillation sufferer and prior to April had been on an Anti Arrhythmia drug called Amiodarone for 18 months. Amiodarone is a drug that is quite high in iodine content and one of the known side effects is thyroid issues. The drug can also stay in the system for months after a course of it has been completed. My GP has referred me to a thyroid clinic for further tests, I guess to determine whether or not the Amiodarone is at fault.
My question is, is there anybody who has had a similar experience and if so once the drugs have left my system, will my thyroid function return to normal?