Does graves disease go away

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Avatar n tn Synthroid is used for hypothyroidism - the opposite of Graves which is hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone is produced). Graves does not go away - it is an autoimmune condition. The levels may stabilize but the antibodies never go away. You, on the other hand, had your thyroid ablated so that pretty much killed off the thyroid (not the antibodies) - making you hypothyroid. That's why you need the thyroid replacement meds (Synthroid).
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Graves Disease last Friday. I'm wondering if maybe my Endo is wrong. I don't feel sick really. There is no one in my family that has ever had thyroid problems. My Mom said maybe my Grandmother did.- she said she drank some stuff that turned her red and the doctor told her she had thyroid problems( that doesn't sound like anyt thyroid issue I've read about.) I took the thyroid scan but wasn't given the results. These are the levels they gave me for my blood test FT4 = 4.
1314073 tn?1282845274 Hi i to have grave's have been on carbimazole for 20 odds month's at presant i'am in normal range my endo took me off med's 6 week's ago and i'm doing good he hope's i go into remmision ,will no more in 12 weeks when i go back to see was a long hard road geting to this point.some go the med's road some go RAI or TT everyone is diffrent some doc's no straight from the start that med's wont work for you so they advise you to take another route.just take your time.
Avatar n tn The hyperthyroidism from Graves likely won't go away and stay away on ATDs unless you are one of the very lucky ones. Four months on ATDs isn't long enough to get you into remission if it were going to happen. Once your thyroid levels are under control, you likely will be able to come off the Inderal.
Avatar n tn The eye problems associated with Graves Eye Disease (related to Graves thyroid disease) are frequent tearing, constant dry eyes, double vision in some cases, eyelid retraction and bulging of the eyelids out of the eye sockets. All of these problems are caused by antibodies attacking the muscles and tissue behind the eyes, causing fat to be deposited in the muscles. The muscles swell and since the eye is enclosed in the eye socket, they have no place else to go but to bulge out the front.
Avatar n tn Good day, Doctor Lupo! Since the result of my thyroid nodule biopsy is benign, what would normally be the next step in my treatment? My endo said that my methimazole dosage would be tapered off slowly. But what about the nodule, how would it "go away" without me undergoing an operation or radiation therapy? I am also living under a lot of stress right now. Do you think this can worsen my Graves disease or delay my recovery in any way? Thank you and more power to you.
Avatar n tn 2.2 and 235. My endo tole me it was either thyroiditis or graves disease. Whants me to wait a couple more weeks before getting the thyroid scan. My question is: is it ok to wait? how does she know it is not cancer or something like that? are my numbers really high or just mild? if it is thyroiditis when will it go away, I am very ready to exercise again. I am 26 years old 5'5'' 115lbs. female. Thank you for any information you may have.
Avatar m tn I am one of those that have only needed medical(atd) intervention once in the 18 yrs I've had it. Previous times when the symptoms would appear, they'd go away on their own after about a week or so.
Avatar f tn Lupo good day to you, I hope you are still in the mood of answering my question.. It was confirmed that I have graves' disease and my doctor said that It is mild, my RAI uptake and scan: here's what it was said: FINDINGS: THE THYROID demonstrates slightly asymmetric increased of uptake within the right lobe of the thyroid but with overall homogeneous uptake throughout both lobes without focal nodular areas of uptake. The percent uptake at 3 hrs measured 44%.
Avatar f tn I am researching supplements and alternative therapies and I am quite sure my doctor will be pissed when I go back to him at the end of this month. Does anyone have any good testimonials about alternative treatments for this disease?
415642 tn?1207788182 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 ?
Avatar n tn Chemo does not cause Graves Disease or Hyperthyroidism. If you dont have Graves Disease, you could have T3 Toxycosis which is a form of Thyroiditis (swelling) of the thyroid and when that happens, the FT3 level goes very high. Your feeling of increased heart rate usually means you need to be on a beta blocker and antithyroid meds until it settles and is managed and until you and your Doctor decide on a treatment therapy.
Avatar m tn 0 mark. You now know you have an autoimmune disease that will be with you for life. Graves Disease. It isnt the end of the world but it is time to now decide which way you want to go. Your antibodies levels were...??? If you didnt have them done, get them done. The higher the antibodies, the least chance of remission in Hyperthyroidism and Graves. Give away the body building injections as your body needs to heal and wont be able too if you are taking any form of steroid shots.
Avatar m tn It's important to note that the TPOab antibody can be slightly elevated in Graves Disease, as well as in Hashimoto's; however, gimel is right that Hashimoto's can swing hyper, then hypo and may do this numerous times before finally swinging permanently hypo... I know I did it, I swung hypo, then hyper, then normal, at least 3 times, before settling to permanent hypo, though I didn't know what was happening at the time, because no one ever tested my thyroid levels...
Avatar m tn yes, that's quite high and does indicate hyperthyroidism, though not necessarily Graves Disease. Although Graves is said to be the # 1 cause of hyperthyroidism, hyperthyroidism is also, common in early stages of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, even though Hashimoto's is, typically, associated with hypothyroidism. It's not unusual for the thyroid to "dump" large quantities of thyroid hormones prior to one going hypo, with Hashimoto's...
Avatar n tn My specialist has confirmed that i have thyroid eye disease through a few eye tests and says they also look bigger (as in my eyelid is raised higher - although my husband and I can't see it). He said it is only mild. Does this go away if my levels go normal? Will it stay mild or get worse? Is this normal for someone with Graves?? (I forgot to ask the guy - I had so many questions!) Thanks!!!
Avatar n tn The pain is just getting unbearable but my doctor says it takes time and once I get stabalized it should go away. My question is how long do I have to go through this to start feeling better. I haven't felt good in over 6 weeks and it all started when I was having conservative sinus surgery is how I came about that I even have a thyroid issue. My regular physician said that I did not need a physical at my age of 35 b/c I asked her how dumb was I for listening....
Avatar f tn Elaine Moore tends to believe that immunotherapy (allergy shots) makes Graves Disease worse, and can possibly bring on the Graves Eye Disease. She recommends that allergies be treated with the cortisone-type nose sprays and antihistimines instead, because of the nature of an autoimmune disease. I was about to start shots, but now I am reconsidering. Does anyone have information on this subject? Thanks!
823964 tn?1238830499 He is reluctant to put me on interferon/ribavirin therapy which would last 48 weeks, because of the risk of blindness from Graves Eye Disease. Although I have been euthyroid for four years, I was treated for hyperthyroidism from 2000-2002 with atenolol, tapizole and PTU, and currently have clinical evidence of mild Graves eye disease in one eye, demonstrated by lid retraction, and slight limitation of upward and outward gaze.
Avatar n tn I can offer you some info on Graves Disease (I was diagnosed a little over 2 years ago). Graves Disease is an autoimmune disease where the body suddenly starts producing anti-bodies that attack they thyroid gland, causing it to over-produce thyroid hormones. The cause is unknown, but stress and genetics are often listed as possible contributors. Graves Disease is NOT cancer. There are 3 standart treatments for Graves - anti-thyroid drugs (methimazole and PTU), RAI and Thyroidectomy.
Avatar f tn I am on Tapazole and Lopressor and I think that this will be what I will be on for the rest of my life. I am hoping that my Graves disease goes into remission but I know this may be with me forever so I'm trying to deal with the best I can. I have an appointment on 5/19 to talk about my lopressor dosage so hopefully I can only take one a day. That's it for now.
Avatar f tn Antibodies don't go away just because you've had RAI. However, if you have no thyroid function due to RAI, the antibodies cannot stimulate your thyroid to produce thyroid hormones, i.e. you still have the antibodies, but they can't hurt you any more. As a rule of thumb, when you add 5 mcg of T3, if you want to keep the overall dose the same, you decrease T4 by about 20 mcg.
Avatar n tn I have Graves Disease & have been on PTU since December & have been feeling great until recently. Some of my symptoms seem to be coming back (rapid heartbeat, anxiety, insomnia). At first I thought the PTU stopped working, but that does not make sense, because I take it religiously & it worked fine for 3 months.
Avatar f tn Good question. I think I have asked this before and was told yes, but can't remember. I had graves about 15yrs ago. (TT) I do however have two linger symptoms that I will always have. Insomnia, and Thyroid Eye Disease. TED under control with medication, Insomnia (I just learned to live with lack of sleep).
346355 tn?1219858547 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.
Avatar f tn I am a 53yr old woman and was diagnoised with Graves disease when I was 15. I would like to talk to you more about how this disease has affected you as you have begun aging. Please let me know what would work for you to answer some of my questions about your treatment and how you went about it.
1470552 tn?1300609507 the PT is coming at 3 so I need to get house picked up and I can not walk well,also Mom is out of everything have to get her laundry done today oh yea and it is her Birthday Sunday so i have alot to do the whole family is coming over. I better go now and clean this place. How the heck does it get so messy, I know-- My 22 year old boy is lazy..that is why!!!