First, I thought I was coming down with the flu, but I knew it wasn't the flu because I didn't have a fever, a sore throat or any of the usual
flu-like symptoms. I've been taking 5 mg of methimazole for Graves' disease for the past couple of years. When I was first diagnosed in 1999, I was put on 10 mg of methimazole, a beta blocker (metoprolol) and sleep medication. After my late husband committed suicide in 2009, I also was put on an antidepressant. I remarried in 2013.