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It is used in nuclear medicine both diagnostically and therapeutically. Examples of its use in therapy include the treatment of thyrotoxicosis and cancer of the thyroid. Diagnostic tests exploit the mechanism of absorption of iodine by the normal cells of the thyroid gland. As an example iodine-131 is one of the radioa... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Graves' Disease
295
89%
Hyperthyroidism
54
89%
Thyroid Cancer
12
100%
Hypothyroidism
7
86%
Overall, 89% (369 Members) find Radioactive Iodine helpful
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Radioactive Iodine Reviews

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I've had 3 doses over 30 years. I guess it worked at the time.
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I was ablated back in 09/13, not sure if I'm hypo yet or not. Other than a sore throat toward the beginning I haven't had any side effects that I'm aware of.
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After recieving RAI the first time it took a couple months of monitoring thyroid levels and adjusting levothyroxine doses before my mood swings and anxiety started getting better. My physical symptoms got better within a couple weeks. Turns out it didn't work the first time and had to go through RAI again. Just like the first time it took a couple months before everything started getting better and it took a little over a year before I became 100%
Working / Worked
I had to have this twice and it finally worked the second time.
Working / Worked
I had RAI twice to kill my thyroid. It finally worked after the second time.
Working / Worked
It worked, but now I wish I had tried other options before doing this. I now have other issues.
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had it for the update test.
Working / Worked
First time 04/07 then again in 12/07. Worked for hyperthyroidism but diagnosed with TED in May 2009
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every thing turned out ok . but it is 10 yrs later and i have eye problems
Working / Worked
Did not work back on methimizole
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