I had an over active thyroid with palpitations and shaking, treated with Carbinazole this affected my liver so taken off. Appointment with Endo, advised RAI. Asked if any side effects, as previously had radio active treatment (iridium implants) for cancer. Assured no side efffects.
This was January 2012. Had RAI, after scans etc. to check size etc of thyroid. Asked again if any side effects and again told no.
Had RAI, given in room in one of the specimen pots with a straw and pot inside lead cup. This was bought in by a pregnant physicist (trying to make it seem like all ok??). Maybe it is maybe it isn't.
After 2 weeks isolation at home I was back in the swing of things. Until suddenly, after driving to work I thought i don't know how I got here, I knew then I had to see my GP.
Nobody tells you that when you go under active (or thyroid reduces its power) that you feel like your whole body has come to a complete halt.
Long story i know.
Having thyroid zapped has affected everything in my life. Weight gain, i have always been very slim, not know. Anxiety, and feeling like something horrible is going to happen.
I have had appointments about ears, stomach and heart. I have tinnitus and hearing loss (hearing loss some of which I admit had before, but has got worse) stomach went to gastroenterology and have a hiatus hernia grade C with inflammation. Heart due to palpitation, monitored but thankfully found ok.
All the consultants i have seen have said 'You've had RAI' then say nothing ........is there a link to RAI and other problems.
Like can you drink RAI down and it not affect your throat and pipework down through your body?
I don't know, all I know is life is not the same.
Well that's this gist of it, sorry about rant but I know there are others out there feeling the same.
ps does gluten free diet help under-active thyroid?