Although I didn’t take antithyroid medication when I dealt with Graves disease, some people with hyperthyroidism need them. And while my goal is to help people restore their health so that they no longer need medication, not everyone with hyperthyroidism chooses to or can take a solely natural treatment approach.
Unfortunately, many endocrinologists tell hyperthyroidism patients that they can only take methimazole for 18 to 24 months. At that point, if they’re not in remission, they’ll push them to either get radioactive iodine or thyroid surgery.
In most cases, this is an entirely bogus timeline, and if someone is tolerating the medication well, there’s no reason they can’t take it longer.
Today I’m sharing what research studies show about long-term methimazole use so that you can arm yourself with data to show your endocrinologist if they’re pressuring you into radioactive iodine treatment or thyroid surgery.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!
To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/how-long-can-i-safely-take-methimazole-for/.
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