I am new to the forum. I was diagnosed with Graves disease almost eight years ago and I have been receiving treatment with PTU (two years) then Carbimazole (six years). I am currently slightly under-active and I have come to the point where my consultant has recommended the radio iodine treatment to knock out my thyroid. I had hoped not to get to this point, but I have been told there is a time limit to the medication and potential risk of heart disease, if I continue with medication and the swinging pendulum between over and under-active thyroid.
As such I wondered whether there were any side affects of radio iodine treatment, as I am quite a lean chap and don't particularly want to add weight, I had heard this is a possible side affect.
Could anyone shed light on how long I will need to take off work following treatment and how long before I can spend time with my wife and two dogs.