Please could you share your experiences of Radioactive Iodine with me?
My mother has a toxic multinodular goitre (with autonomous thyroid nodule) which has been causing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
I cannot see any alternative to the proposed treatment; she has been on 5mg of carbimazole on alternate days, but this caused liver cholestasis.
The literature I've read suggests it's possible her thyroid may become underactive following the treatment, but that this can be easily overcome with medication?
Your experiences detailing the effects of the proposed treatment would be most welcome. I appreciate that each person's condition and experience will vary, but reading about these experiences will help us to approach the treatment with greater awareness.
Her current blood results after stopping Carbimazole: TSH 0.14, Free T4 12.4
Blood results prior to Carbimazole: Free T3 4.3, TSH 0.7, Free T4 10.6
Thank you so much for any information that you can provide.