In 2013, I was diagnosed and treated successfully for Graves’ disease. I was off the Carbazole for 2years approximately. In September 2015, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, treated with radical surgery, followed by chemotherapy. I was given the all clear for cancer only to have the Graves’ disease return also a toxic goitre in 2016. I started on Carbazole 20mg again however, experienced severe stomach pain and my CA 125 has started to increase. The endocrinologist has reduced the Carbazole dose to 5 mgs. Although a pelvic CT scan has returned no abnormalities, I am still having stomach pain. I wake up sweating with extreme anxiety akin to a feeling of terror.
I feel I am struggling until my next thyroid blood results to ascertain whether my symptoms are the thyroid or anxiety.
1.) I would like to hear from anyone who opted for the Radioactive Iodine solution for his or her hyperthyroidism and his or her experience. In Australia the treatment is via a fixed dose of Radioactive Iodine to knock out the thyroid rather than a calculated dose.
2.) Do any health professionals respond to this forum