I was diagnosed with Graves (December ‘19), 9 months pp. I was on MMI for 6 months, but ended up going Hypo with my liver enzymes more than doubling. My endo had put in a requisition for the RAI treatment to be scheduled, and suggested it due to my inability to process MMI and the fact that my husband and I want to try and expand our family. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, surgery is not on the table, and would take too long to schedule which would mean being on MMI for a prolonged period of time, which my dr does not want me to do.
I have been reading posts on this site and I have a few questions:
1. RAI isn’t recommended for people who have TED. How does one know they have TED?
2. Has anyone had a successful pregnancy after RAI?
3. I haven’t been told to follow a low-iodine diet (just to avoid salt and seafood). Is following a LID important for a successful ablation?
4. This might be a silly question, but does RAI increase your chances of getting certain cancers?
Unfortunately, my dr is on vacation until August 8, and my RAI is scheduled for next week (received the call last week, when my dr was on vacation). I haven’t been able to get in touch with the hospital, but am going in for a scan (pill tomorrow, scan the day after) and am hoping to talk to someone who could answer my questions.