I need some advice please. I have had Graves now for over 2 yrs & it has been difficult to control. Anyway since Sept 12 my carbimazole medication has been reduced to 20mg from 40mg. I have been having regular blood tests & I have been seeing an endo every 3 months. Anyway I am upset because he is making the suggestion that I am not taking my carbimazole, he is making this assumption because my TSH remains at <0.01mU/L & he says this should have recovered by now. He is also suggesting RAI but I am totally not sure can anyone give me some advice please I definately am taking my meds because I want this nightmare to end but is RAI the answer? I thought TSH took a good while to recover but I'm not sure about my facts.
My function reads:
T4 12.9 pmol/L
T3 4.8 pmol/L
Are these in the normal range, he is saying they are still slightly high, but I don't think they are. Also I was on block & replace for about 6 months & I put a lot of weight on & lost my hair so I am very reluctant to have RIA because I may end up on thyroxine & I blame thyroxine for the weight & hair loss because as soon as Istopped taking it my hair stopped falling out & I was able to lose weight again, although I have now put a lot of weight back on again.
I feel like I need a second opinion before agreeing to RAI what do peeps on here think please, any advice would be good.
I am a 54yr old female