Hi was diagnosed last feb and started on low dose of carbimazole, which after six weeks was increased. I then developed severe muscle cramps so had to come off of that and was then given ptu. at this point my thyroid results had improved but I only had about two weeks of feeling better over about five month period. Suffer with severe joint pain,palpitations, shakes, foggy brain sweats etc. my experience with ptu although a small dose was horrific. We were on holiday and basically could hardly walk especially after sitting at dinner, struggled to stand and walk down steps. I felt so ill so decided to reduce the dose and a few days later stopped meds altogether. That was last September and I felt much better coming off the meds then slowly my symptoms returned so I went to see an acupuncturist Chinese medicine specialist. He has managed to keep most of my symptoms under control which is great, and I only go now every four weeks. However my recent thyroid test show
T4 23, t3 11.8, tsh0.01.
The registrar recommended to have radio iodine treatment as my results were much higher than last september, but Im very reluctant to have. The registrar rather scared me by going on about possibilities of stroke and osteoporosis. I don't have palpitations since acupuncture, so wondered if that would mean that I would be less llikely to have a stroke. Can anyone let me know what they think of radio iodine treatment and any thoughts on all above. Am happy to go on with acupuncture but am of course very concerned about poss of stroke. I am a lady of 63 and have put on about 20 pounds since diagnosis.