First talk with the specialist about all your questions. As a nurse I can tell you cysts on certain organs can cause them to over or under produce whatever it is they do. Hyperthyroidism untreated can lead to thyroid storm and can be life threatening. I'm glad your medication is working. DO NOT stop it for any reason without consulting your RNP or specialist. Sometimes if the cyst is causing levels to fluctuate too much..or endangers vital functions Dr's weigh the risk of surgically removing the cysts. Other times the Dr' just wants to do regular ultrasounds and keep a close eye on things.. You won't know until you go what they are thinking. I didn't tell you this to upset you or scare you..only to tell you what the options may be. BTW..the surgery isn't that bad. I had it done almost 20 yrs ago. My Dr didn't listen to me either.
at 10:17 PM on Feb. 13, 2011