Our expert says:
If your thyroid gland is destroyed by the radioactive iodine you will have no cells left to produce thyroid hormone which is probably the most important hormone in the body. The thyroid gland has been described as the 'conductor' of the 'orchestra of the body', without thyroid hormone most of our metabolic systems stop functioning. You will need to take thyroid hormone replacement therapy for the rest of your life by taking medications such as Eltroxin. Any of the other alternative treatments will not work (e.g. taking kelp or iodine drops, etc, because the cells of the thyroid gland which could react to them, will be gone). So do take your Eltroxin as prescribed otherwise you will develop hypothyroidism which is just as unpleasant as the hyperthyroidism you have at the moment.
Please keep in mind that it can take up to 3 months for the thyroid hormone replacement therapy to start working and that you may have to go back to the dr if your dose needs adjusting.
Holding thumbs that you soon feel much better.
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