I'm 34 and booked in radioactive iodine treatment for an overactive thyroid and am just wondering if anyone has had this treatment in st. Lukes Hospital, Rathgar? If so, can you please share your experience with me. I have to go up one Thursday and they do measurements and then the following thursday I go up and take the 'capsule'. I have 2 young kids (age 1 and 3) but met the consultant from St. Lukes who said that I can go home after taking the capsule and I can be around my kids but just be careful not to hold them close to my neck for too long. I did question him also on future fertility and he said that you have to wait at least 6 months before ttc but then there should be no problems with ttc. The other option is surgery but I don't want to take this route. I'm feeling so tired lately also. I am on medication - neomercazole and elthroxin (block and replace treatment). Has anyone got any experience with the radioactive iodine treatment? Did anyone have it and then go on to have kids?
Please let me know. Thanks.