Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:51 PM
I was diagnosed with Graves 1 year ago after 4 iodine scans.
I was diagnosed with thyroid Eye disease 4 months later.
Have been on dose of Tapazole 5mg and Atenolol 25mg for 5 months now
T3 and T4 results have been the same for 4 months
TSH slightly dropping
Thyroid Eyes now look normal. Some Blurr still exists but vision improving.
My Results Normal ranges per Lab
TSH .6 0.45-4.50 normal
T3 4.1 3.1-6.2 normal
T4 13 9-19 normal
TSI 12.8 Should be negative
I have 1 endrocrinolgist who wants me to reduce my tapazole to ..25mg (and get off the drug soon)
The other endocrinologist tells me that I need to stay on Tapazole until TSI is negative
They both want me to radiate my thyroid in 6 months.
I am confused. Any insight?
Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:13 PM
Hi Atomictechy and welcome:
I would research all I can on Graves' Disease. Getting the RAI will not necessarily solve problems. The TSI can go up high for many years rom having the RAI along with host of other problems. Elaine Moore is something like 29+ years post-RAI and still has problems. She has a website: elaine-moore.com that you can research at.
I hope the T3 and T4 tests are the Free T3 and the Free T4? Ideally with having Graves', the FT3 should be at mid range and the FT4 at the mid to the upper third range.
I am deleting all the excess posts you have made on the same posting with reposting within the thread.