I have visited 2 different doctors that are specialized in thyroid. Both agree that i have hyperthyroidism / graves disease after seing my test results. Both doctors are well know in the country.
The first doctor says that my thyroid needs to be removed and i can postpone the surgery a little bit and continue taking thyrozol. Also she said that thyrozol can damage the liver for the long run and i need to decide when to remove the thyroid and then take medicine.
The second doctor checked my test results and said that i do not have to do surgery and remove my thyroid. I can keep on taking thyrozol and we need to monitor the t3 & t4 and other thyroid indicators on periodic basis. She also added that the disease can go away after 1 year (30 to 40% probability) and there will be no need to proceed with medications.
What do you guys think? Who is right, the 1st or 2nd doctor?
I would only have my goitre removed if it was cancerous because you face a lifetime of trying to manage your condition. Some people do fine but having been a member of several sites a lot really struggle to control their levels .. That is just what I would do for my own thyroid.