Hi, I'm new here and your post was the first I read. I'm truly amazed at the similarities. I was diagnosed with GD in September 2010 and had RAI a few weeks later. Ten years earlier I had a very traumatic birth of my only daughter and lost a very large volume of blood. I really don't know if that had anything to do with the onset of the GD, I only mention it because it took me a really long time to recover from that, more than a year (if ever, I never really felt the same after that). Then I had my gall bladder out a few years later, and then 1 year prior to my GD diagnosis, I had a hysterectomy, with one ovary left. Immediately after the hysterectomy, I started to lose weight, slowly at first but on the one year anniversary of the hysterectomy I had lost 30 lbs. Right about the same time as the GD Diagnosis and the RAI, my boyfriend deployed to Afghanistan. I'm kind of glad that he was gone during the worst part of it all. Following the RAI, it seemed like I went from hyperthyroid to hypo overnight, and the pain was excruciating. I started on a low dose of levothyroxine. my hair fell out, my memory was gone, I'm sure there were other symptoms but I can't remember them. I hated the endo i was seeing and stopped going, luckily my General doc is good. She tested my vitamin D and B levels and both were practically non-existent and switched me to Armour. I think deficiency in those two vitamins is common in GD. It took about a year and a half to get the Armour dose adjusted to a good spot, but I did start to feel better. My hair grew back, the mucle pains have mostly gone, I have a reasonable amount of energy back. My memory still sucks though. I'm happy to have found this forum, I wish I found it sooner.