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Seashell01

737d

I got diagnosed with Grave’s Disease in 2021. It took a little over 7 months to finally get the dosage right. However, now I’m considering trying to get pregnant. My doctor decided to switch my medication to Propylthiouracil just in case. The other option he suggested is radioactive iodine. Has anyone else ever been treated with these methods?

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    • Sweetheart90

      689d

      I had the radioactive iodine treatment done and wish I would have never got it my doctor insisted on me getting it done ever since then my health has never been the same

    • Sweetheart90

      689d

      I had the radioactive iodine treatment done and wish I would have never got it my doctor insisted on me getting it done ever since then my health has never been the same

    • yoko510

      732d

      I had radioactive Iodine treatment when I was very young around 6yrs old. This could be just my situation I was told at that age in the future if I wanted to have children the likely hood of something complications during pregnancy or something with the baby is very high. I highly suggest you try Anything before resorting to that treatment.

    • Dreams09

      732d

      I had radioactive iodine when I was 15. I'm 20 right now about to turn 21. I had a bit of trouble at the beginning but my universe sent doctor figured that instead of just giving me the T4 he would combine T4 and T3 ( levothyroxine and liothyronine). My levels have been really good ever since and I am glad I got the radioactive iodine. I personally do recommend the radioactive iodine. That was the last option for my doctor for years and once we did it, it was amazing. I recommend talking to your doctor first because you can't get pregnant for like 6 months once you get the iodine done but after that it would be much easier to control your hormones. Once you get it the only thing you take is synthetic hormones that replace your thyroid, which is easier than TRYING to control your hormones which are constantly changing.

    • Catertot

      737d

      I had radioactive iodine when I was a teenager, your thyroid controls most of your hormone production, I have never been hormonally balanced since, I would try everything else first

      • Angiebear35

        736d

        @Catertot do you mean they were never able to find you a correct dose were you feel well?

        • Catertot

          732d

          @Angiebear35 I’m constantly changing meds and doses trying to keep my levels even and myself at least feeling stable. I’m not sure that I know what “feeling well” is at this point.

      • Seashell01

        737d

        @Catertot my doctor really seems to be pushing that but I feel like it’s so drastic.

        • Catertot

          736d

          @Seashell01 they push it because it’s easier for them. They pushed my mom to do it because I was a minor and she had no idea what she was doing

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