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Hello I am a 66 yr old female with a previous diagnosis of Graves Disease in the early 1990's. I choose the iodine treatment and have had good results with that, however upon leaving the Dr's office I was told that under a period of stress a nodule could become active again. Well in March of 2012 our new home in TN.was struck by a Tornado and we were quite lucky.
I saw 2 doctors(endos) they said continue taking these meds and test in 6 weeks. They also agreed that my tests really don't fit Graves disease anymore. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I had my cortisol tested in August and it was normal 17 after a fast. Maybe it's piuitary related. All I know is I don't feel well at all. Thanks.
My daughter was diagnosed with Graves on June 4th. She is 6. Luckily, I'm a teacher and have been able to stay at home with her the past couple of months to get this under control. I feel like our lives have been turned upside down. We started out with a sore throat and a diagnosis from an ENT of Thyroiditis......We ended up seeing a pediatric endocrinologist in an emergency visit because of her heart rate. We've been on methimazole since.
I am taking advil all day long for a headache and it just does not stop it. How long have you had Graves ? What treatment options did you discuss / take ?
Dr. Lupo , is there anything that will help this disorder. I have Graves Disease , took RAI in Oct of 08 then a few months later my eyes began swelling and tearing. I have been told there is nothing that can be done. My Eye Doctor says it is a unpredictable disease and will see me again in two months. Is there anything I can do at home , other than tear drops and wait? My Blood work showed TSH at 0.0 and my Free T4 at 1.85 . I know this means I am still Hyper. What should normal levels be?
How many Graves' woman out there that are or have been pregnant while having Graves' Disease and what were your experiences/outcomes? I am 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and have had Graves' Disease for the last 3+ years.
Today is the 3rd day after my treatment to destroy my thyroid gland. So far I feel ok. Yesterday was not a good day. I felt prety awful by the end of the day. Michael came home and I cried and told him I felt like ****. He was empathetic for about a minute and then told me that I was going to be ok and to stop crying. He also said he wished he could hug me but since I have to be away from everyone for a freaking week that is not possible. I really want to get better.
I was then diagnosed with graves disease. The scary thing is that my doctor told me nothing about risks involved. I saw an endocrinologist 1 and 1/2 months after the diagnosis due to lack of help from my doc and was told that I have to stop exercising and that the tubal ligation I had schedule needed to be cancelled until this is under control. She advised me that I could have died whil under anesthesia. They now have me on a beta blocker until the I 131 on wednesday.
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.
I have graves' too, but my symptoms came on gradually over 5-7 years before being diagnosed. I felt like I was going crazy. Very rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, anxiety, muscle cramping, ect. I also have TED. I was diagnosed and a month later had RAI, because my hyper symptoms where so bad and they said my high heat rate could be dangerous. About 6 months after RAI I had gone completely hypo, due to my drs lack of knowledge. I could barley move and was a complete mess.
In 2002 about 6 mos after my 3rd child was born I was diagnosed with Graves Disease inwhich I had radiation treatment on my thyroid gland and have been on synthroid or Levothyroxine ever since, every day. In 5 years I have never had normal TSH readings I have always been too high hyperthyroidisim or too low hypothyroidisim, 4 endocronologysts and noone has shown sympathy to my many powerful symptyms of this disease that have been ripping my life apart. There's more.
This appears to be Graves' disease - would see an endocrinologist for confirmation and treatment options. Usually we start with methimazole and use radioactive iodine or surgery if needed.
I know that seeing an Endo is really out of the question right now, and Endo's are really not required to have treatment for Graves. They are good, but almost any medical doctor can treat Graves as long as they know what they are doing, and are willing to do it. Most MD will treat Graves as long as you have medical records showing infact that this is what is has(that would mean taking labs with you from when she was Dxed with Graves).
Have you visited an eye doctor that specializes in Graves Disease? I am showing the beginning signs of Graves in my eyes. I also have Sjogren's Disease, which is an autoimmune disease. Our bodies are fighting ourselves, and keeping our immune systems up is definately an important step. I do get an odd feeling that comes over me, and I sweat horribly which can cause me to feel a bit anxious. Do you feel like that at times?
Before hyperthyroidism was recognized as a disease many patients with Graves' disease were put in asylums. Your husband needs proper treatment plus other medication to help him get through all this rage. Until he gets proper treatment you are doing right by being away from him, because some can and have been known to, commit acts of violence. Good luck to both of you. I hope you can get it all resolved, including your marriage.
Hi, I've been treated for the last 4 years for Graves Disease with block and replace here in the Netherlands. Now, in preparing for a thyroidectomy, I had a scan which revealed thyroiditis. As far as I can see, this is not a symptom of Graves Disease. Without medication I am still hyper. Any ideas what this could be?
It's not all that uncommon to develop the autoimmune disease ON treatment so this might be a reason that your doctor is hesitant. since it is a bad thing (I will be on medication now for the rest of my life) - and it is CAUSED by the interferon - the doc might be worried about putting you on the treatment meds as a result. I hope that helped somehow. Sorry for all your bad news believe me I can relate. Get the biopsy, find out where you stand.
Can taking to much synthroid cause Graves disease? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/574071'>Too much synthroid</a>.
I was diagnosed with Graves disease about a month ago. I am so confused though. Instead of losing weight like others with hyperthyroidism, I have gained 50lbs! I am miserable. I hide out in my home because of the weight gain. I diet and exercise and it does work. I am afraid to take meds such as Methimazole because they will increase my weight even more. I don't know what to do. I suffer from depression, anxiety and insomnia. I know it is because of the condition but what can I do.
I was lucky not to have double vision, but I had all the other symptoms. Graves Eye Disease is an autoimmune disease that is related to Graves Thyroid Disease, but you can have one without the other. About 5% of people with the thyroid disease develop the eye disease which is caused by different antibodies than the ones that cause Graves. The antibodies work on the muscles and tissue behind the eyes, causing a fatty like substance to be deposited in the muscles.
Graves' is the autoimmune disease that can cause hyperthyroidism. so if it makes any sense then think of it as having 2 diseases, one which is caused by the other. So when you have your thyroid removed then you don't have the hyperthyroid disease anymore but you still have the autoimmune disease (there is no cure, so unless someone comes up with one you'll always have it) What confuses me is that graves is the most common FORM of hyperthyroidism.
I didn't consider RAI because I didn't like the thought of radiating myself, and I also had a pretty severe case of Graves Eye Disease, and RAI can make that worse some times. I am very glad I chose TT, I feel it was the best decision for me.
In 2011, a study demonstrated that selenium supplementation (200 mcg per day) can slow the progression of eye disease and improve quality of life in patients with Graves' disease with mild ocular involvement (Graves' ophthalmopathy). Dietary wise, brazil nuts have the highest selenium content. Each brazil nut contains anywhere from between 50 - 90mcg of selenium depending on the soil.
I am 29 years old, and last September (2013) I found out that I have Graves Disease, not by the blood tests, but by the radioactive scan.. I am told, and keep reading, the only options that I have are; Methimozole, Propylthiouracil, and Radioactive Iodine. I am allergic to the Methimozole, and they do not want me to try the Propylthiouracil.. because if I'm allergic to one, I'm most likely allergic to the other. I DO NOT want to do the RAI. Is that really my only options?!
There is no rush for RAI and eye problems may get worse after RAI unless prednisone is used. I usually try to adjust the tapazole to keep thyroid levels normal. Depending on when the amiodarone was stopped, it may be that the iodine load is still high enough to drive the hyperthyroidism in an otherwise "quiet" Graves disease background -- so would not go straight to RAI unless things are not able to be controlled (of course surgery would then be another alternative).
Hi! I am 34 weeks pregnant with my 4th child and I am 36 years old. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Graves Disease but wound up in "spontaneous remission" before treatment started. I was told that it would come back but of course no idea when. I've had no problems since (luckily). In 2003 during the last 2 weeks of my pregnancy I had a few occurances of high blood pressure which never became a concern for my doctor. My 3rd pregnancy in 2005 I had no problems.
In a net search, I found two endocrinologists in North Carolina who specialize in the treatment of Graves Disease---but that does not help me here in upstate NY.....Meanwhile, I'll keep searching the web....Thanks!
I was seeing a oncologist he had done RAI on me due to my hyperthyoidism, Now im hypothyroid and graves disease I just dont understand how I can have both my eyes have been bulging for 3 yrs now been told nothin can be done for them my oncologist said he could radiation on them and that has me scared since having RAI treatment it seems that im constantly sick with colds,chest infections,Im unsure what to do I am a 46 yr old grandmother and would very much so like to have the energy and not be si
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