U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 26-year-old female asked:

I have hyperthyroidism due to autoinmune thyroiditis which doesn't respond to treatment with methimazole.is the radiodine the best therapy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Confusing: Thyroiditis induced hyperthyroidism is really "hyperthyroxinemia" as it's a high blood level of thyroid hormone due to dumping stored-up thyroid into the circulation, not actual over secretion. It's usually transient and goes away as you metabolize the hormone normally. Methimazole may take several months to work, since it only works on new hormone formation. See your endocrinologist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 28, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.