Use this worksheet to help you make your decision.
After completing it, you should have a better idea of how you feel about using
antithyroid medication or radioactive iodine. Discuss the worksheet with your
Circle the answer that best applies to you.
|My hyperthyroidism is caused by Graves'
|I worry about getting hypothyroidism after
treatment with radioactive iodine.||Yes||No||Unsure|
|I have a hard time remembering to take
|I understand that results vary for those taking
|This is the first time I am being treated for
|I am pregnant or breast-feeding.||Yes||No||NA*|
| I want to become pregnant within 6 months of
|I have already tried antithyroid medicine, without
good results. ||Yes||No||NA|
*NA = Not applicable
Use the following space to list any other important concerns you have
about this decision.
What is your overall impression?
Your answers in
the above worksheet are meant to give you a general idea of where you stand on
this decision. You may have one overriding reason to use or not use antithyroid
medication or radioactive iodine to treat hyperthyroidism.
the box below that represents your overall impression about your
Leaning toward antithyroid medication
Leaning toward radioactive iodine