Thank you so much for your response!
Since I was diagnosed so recently I don't have a big data set to draw from as far as blood work goes. The first time my GP just said my T4 was "four times as high as normal." He put me on 10mg of methimazole once a day and 120mg of propanolol for heart palpatations (which I hadn't noticed, he did and EKG and said they were severe, but I guess I had gotten used to them).
Next time at my new Endo my Free T4 came back 4.02 ng/dL and my TSH was 0.005 uIU/mL. He really thinks RAI is the best course for me since my thyroid is so active. Also I had some reactions to the propanolol (nausea, edema, insomnia) so it's not really a viable long term option. I go for my uptake screening next Friday.
It's so good to hear about someone who had some success after their hormones leveled out. Congratulations! Maybe I'll look into weight watchers now. Is there a membership fee? I just started my first job out of college and I'm pinching pennies.