My Hyperthyroidism StoryI just found out a week ago that I have this disease. I have had symptoms for years but didn't realize what I had until I started having the shakes a few months ago. At first I thought it was from exercising at Curves, then I realized it wasn't normal and I started shaking more often. My hands, my legs and felt shaky inside as well. I saw my general practitioner for an annual exam and asked him to test me. They had me come back for a second test and said that I was hyper and they were starting me on beta blockers right away to help some of the symptoms and sending me to an endocrinologist.
My appointment with the endo is tomorrow. I have been doing a lot of research about the treatments to prepare myself. I hope that they do not want me to have RAI, or surgery they both scare me and I don't want to end up with hypo and have to take pills for the rest of my life !
I feel like I could treat this naturally with diet and herbal supplements or maybe take thyroid meds.
Has anybody here had RAI? Surgery?