Graves disease and mental health

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Swedish research of 2005 reports a lower quality of life for 14 to 21 years after treatment of Graves' disease, with lower mood and lower vitality, regardless of the choice of treatment.
Can you have graves disease so bad that it would seem like bipolar and I thought Graves disease was an overactive thyroid, so how can you be hypro?
Have you been tested for either Graves Disease or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? Graves Disease is always associated with hyperthyroidism, but not all hyperthyroidism is Graves Disease. The definitive test for Graves Disease is Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin. While Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is, typically, associated with hypothyroidism, early stages can be characterized by periods of hyperthyroidism, which can swing to either normal or hypo, then back.
i am having issues w/ my meds for the bipolar disorder blocking my thyroid hormones due to graves disease is there a med that will work w/ xanax and not mess up my thyroid?
I think the protacol your doctor is following is traditional and common for a beginning Dx of Graves disease. He ( your doctor) wants to see if you (he) can control the Graves on meds first before moving into permanent ablation. How impatient you are or in denial is your ( mine) fate. I did that too - I was inpatient with not feeling well after starting it and the endo caring for me was not patient either. Kind of an a$$.
In our world, we tend to look for deeper meanings, causes, and explanations for many things. Graves Disease included. So lets break Graves Disease down, and take a look at what it is..and why there is no cure for this, and all other diseases of the immune system. Consider the immune system an army. For indeed that is what it is. It patrols and guards, and attacks foreign bodies in a moments notice. The primary protectors of our body are T and B cells.
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I have recently been diagnosed with both graves and hashimoto's disease and I am only 26 years old. My T3 and T4 's were in the 1000's and my TSH levels are <.006. The dr. gave me propranalol for the heart irregularities and the tremors I get and also prescribed me Methimazole. I told the dr. I didn't want to take the Methimazole because I am very sensitive to medications and I do not want to deal with the side effects such as a weakened immune system.
I know that Graves Disease can have symptoms that mimic psychiatric disorders (anxiety, psychosis, mania, irritability, etc...). What other physical illnesses have symptoms that mimic psychiatric illnesses? In other words, if someone suddenly begins to behave quite differently than they have in the past what ailments/illnesses/conditions/diseases should they be checked for to ensure that they have not been misdiagnosed with a psychiatric problem they do not have?
Maybe both of you need to come to this website to see what patients and their care givers go through. In the past year sinc I found out about my Graves disease and then thyca. My personality has changes...some for the better. a lot for the worse. My motivation to do simple things like keep a budge it just too hard for me to focus on. However, as a thyca survivor, I am a little more tolerant of some idiot drives on I-95 in Northe VA.
I too am surprised your Doctor hasnt increased your meds. And yes, Graves Disease is with you for life. I have Graves too and also had RAI and TT. The antibodies have no thyroid to attack so it isnt your antibodies making you Hypo, its lack of medication. See your Doctor asap about an increase in your thyroxin as you would be feeling cr@ppy with the TSH at 17.
I have Hashimotto's disease, PPMS, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and I have family Hx of Graves disease and rheumatoid arthritis. I hope this note finds you well.
Being hyper causes all kinds of horrible problems not only with the brain, but causes lots of damage to the body. I had Graves' Disease which is an autoimmune hyperthyroid condition and it made me act like a horrid witch and made all my bipolar systems magnify intensely. If he is hyperthyroid the worse it gets the worse his cognitve functions will be. Get the thyroid under control and go from there. It has to be dealt with first.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and Grave's Disease in 1992. It was really quick, my thyroid enlarged (Goiter) down in my chest cavity and was pinching my esophagus. I went into the emergency room and by the next day only had a piece of my thyroid left. I have been taking Levoxyl since then and have not had any more problems, as long as I take my medicine. Prior to all this I had a lot of the same symptoms as described above.
The two thyroid autoimmune disorders are hyperthyroid/Graves' Disease and hypothyroid/ Hashimoto's. A person can be hyperthyroid without having Graves' disease but a person can't have Graves' disease without being hyperthyroid. The same with Hashimoto's. Also autoimmune Graves' and Hashi are genetic predisposed and can lay dormant until triggered by other factors as mental or physical stressors, illness, bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and inviemental factors, etc.
Have you heard of muscle twitching with thyroid disorder's.I am suffering from them, but do not know if they are caused from thyroid stuff or when I am coming down off anti anxiety med's.Any thoughts?
( Self deprecating laugh here as I got one anyway) Ater my second surgery I started to do research and I found bi polars are at greater risk for thyroid diseas and stories of people that never had a history of mental disease and begn to show signs. Dx depresseion and when the head meds dint show any improvement, then, only then did they get tested for thyroid and viola!!! put on the right med the deprssion or the bi polar orwhat ever they decided the problem was dissappeared.
Is this a natural progression of Graves Disease and if i become hypothyroid will i ever have to worry again about my hyperthyroidism returning? Even though i would prefer my thyroid to stay normal, it would be quite the celebration if i never had to worry about the hyperthyroidism coming back. Thank you in advance for your answer.
I had so much energy, mental clarity, and I was cleaning the house like a crazy woman. My husband wanted to knock over a pharmacy and steal all their steroids. I stopped nursing my daughter since I was on medication. About a week after I was done with the steroids I became extremely depressed and started having symptoms again. Not sure what order it was in...whether the episode caused me to be depressed or if it was a symptom too.
The swelling in my neck has been noticeably reduced, my cognitive and mental ability improves daily and my eyesight also improves daily. It's remarkable. I want the community's opinion on what I'm doing. Please keep in mind that all the doctors I saw were giving SSRI's that made my condition worse. When I took them then I really felt depressed.
I have Hashimoto's and have gained a ton of weight, a ton a ton, they are currently doing cortisol tests on me as well. Maybe I don't understand TSH levels and Graves Disease, wouldn't the TSH be extememly low? I'm considered hypo, but have alot of hyper symptoms, heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, diarrea, hair loss, the list goes on. I'm sorry that they are postponing your surgery, but i'm glad you have someone who wants you to get under control, and safe first, that's a good sign.
I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and the doctor stressed, and I mean stressed, DO NOT EAT ANY GRAIN!!!. That means no wheat, rice, corn, etc...NO GRAIN. Why? Grain causes the cell and the cell membrane to inflame and when you have inflamation you have disease. If you avoid all grain you will immediately see results in size, besides weight. Within 3 months I went from an extra large to a small, loosing approximately 10 lbs a month.
I have probably asked this question before but it is still an ongoing problem with me and no I don't have a mental illness but am having fear and anxious feelings and thoughts still. It got better when the psychiartrist put me on risperadol - i know it is used for bi polar and schziphrenia but at very low doses it is used for other things. I was on a very low doseage. I got feeling better and the medicine seemed like it was causing me to be really tired.
My tolerance for any stress both physical and mental is currently very, very low--- Some more clinical info + some more "ranting" (sorry) about my inability to obtain knowledgeable and helpful physicians... Primary MD seems clueless (or dis-interested) about almost everything- Although I've been at their office about 8 times in past 2 mos. they forget the most basic (important) things I tell them- E.G. I think I've told them at almost every appt.
It took near-complete incapacitation for me to bite the bullet and go to the doctor. It turned out that I have Graves disease, a congenital, autoimmune hyperthyroid condition that I’ll have for the rest of my life. Missy Elliot, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush also have it. Graves disease affects every cell in your body, so it gets bad if it goes untreated. But it’s very manageable as long as I take my pills, see my endocrinologist and get a blood test every six weeks.
Well, went to see an internal medicine doc today and am FINALLY on PTU again!!! Woo Hoo!! He said that I am "classic textbook" of graves' disease and "showed me off" to all the other doc's in the practice. (Could have done without that!
Hi, I am a new/old person female-54. I am in the pits of dispare and I have no where else to turn. This is my last stop. I have several Doctors that I see regularly, a headDoc for Bipolar and and ENDO for Graves and my GYN who never looks UP far enough to see if I am "crazy" or not but ultimately he has been the one to DX me over the years with serious Thyroid issues. I guess because he doesn't see me ALL THE TIME and he noticed right away that I had lost 45 lbs <grin>.
It has been theorized so far that there is a very strong correlation between the MTHFR genetic defects (c677t being the most common) and auto-immune thyroid diseases such as graves disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Folate methylation is a huge part of your body's function and warrants in-depth research into many of the different ways it affects your body. Any and all of the above can be caused by a frame shift or deletion in the gene anywhere in the chain moving down.
Despite the post-RAI hypothyroidism -- which is being addressed by the Armour thyroid, you still have the non-thyroid problems with Graves disease (ie eyes and possibly pre-tibial myxedema -- shins). The elevated antibodies were the cause of your now 2 year old's neonatal graves. TSI persists despite RAI and surgery in many cases and should be tested in pregnancy to determine if the child is at risk for neo-natal Graves (levels >2-3x normal are suggestive of a higher risk).
My question is, if my mother has the severe problem that she has and experiences depression the whole time I have known her could she be experiencing a autoimmune disease and not know it and that is where I come in. Good lord, my mom use to not let me go to school when I was a teen so I could just keep her company. She use to cry all the time and take valium. Should she go get check out?
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