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I Have Graves Disease

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    Want To Feel Normal...

    Today again crying..i dont know anyone who has this disease or where it came from,im trying to put on a front but really im upset and hoping this will get sorted soon,they told me i should opt for radioactive drink iodine.. if it means helping me in the long run i will do,im so...
    Jaywelshgirl Jaywelshgirl 31-35, F Nov 15, 2012

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    Graves And Surgery?

    I was diagnosed with graves in2013. It's reoccurred a few times and now they've asked me to consider surgery. Has anyone had it? Pros and cons? Xx
    LizziP LizziP 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    How Nice That There Is a Group For This!!!

    I was diagnosed with Graves Disease about four years ago and had the radioactive iodine treatment. I hate the name "Graves Disease" because it sounds horribly dreadful and contagious, so I just tell people I have hyperactive thyroid disease. I am on a generic form of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2009

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    Ptu Forever? Afraid Of Rai

    In 2007 I was diagnosed with Graves' disease.  Wary of the other treatments, I opted to take anti-thyroid medication.  After an allergic reaction to methimazole I was put on PTU and have been taking it ever since. I still have my bad days, but for the most part I am...
    mcp11 mcp11 31-35, F Nov 30, 2010

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    Newly Diagnosed Graves Disease In A Male

    Morning all,I'm a 43 year old man and have been very I'll for a year now, finally they've diagnosed me with graves disease which I am told is very rare in men, it is hereditary and I found out that my aunti had it years ago but the treatment of tablets cured her pretty well. I...
    steswallow steswallow 41-45 Mar 31, 2012

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    Sad

    I was diagnosed with graves when I was pregnant with our beautiful son. The endo I saw throughout my pregnancy told me it would go away after birth. My son is almost one and I am still being treated for graves. When I read all the symptoms after I was diagnosed I would suggest...
    angrywithgraves angrywithgraves 26-30, F Jul 11, 2013

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    Graves Disease Worse Than Menapause

    I have been dealing with this for two years, tomorrow is nuke day, medicine not working. Not looking forward to the next six months.
    Feb 12, 2013

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    Diagnosed At 27

    I was diagnosed with no family history. They think mine was triggered by stress, though I believe I had thyroid problems much earlier. I actually gained weight, because I was already overweight from being pregnant and couldn't move from the muscle fatigue. The symptoms were...
    rubyaura rubyaura 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    What Does Normal Feel Like?

    iI've had uncontrolled Graves for 9 years now. When I first started treatment I experienced rapid weight gain about 90 lbs and when I quit my meds the weight quickly came off. Believing I'd rather be dead then fat I stayed off any treatment for the next 6 years. I wonder if the...
    rucaAZ rucaAZ 26-30, F Jan 20, 2013

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    I suffer from Graves Disease,

    I have had this illness since 2010 and have had a load of problems since, I use to be a healthy person I use to love sports but now I can't even walk that far with out getting out of breath, I have only ever been on tablets as my thyroid levels are always high and getting higher...
    Zw1234 Zw1234 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    And I'm Scared

    I was diagnosed a year ago and tried PTU and Tapazole but was unable to get into remission.  I am sicker now than I was in the beginning.  My heartrate is anywhere from 70-150 (on Propanolol) As of 2 days ago I'm on medical leave from work as requested by my...
    missspicer missspicer 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    I Got Graves Disease At 6.

    I got it at 6 and i use to run around the house so much lol anyway.it stopped for about 10ish years and now its back again.I take Neo-Mercazole to slow down my heart rate.The doctors also said i can choose between radiation or get it operated out.
    xxxunbrokenxxx xxxunbrokenxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    DIagnosed At Age 21

    I was diagnosed when 21 years old and had done radioactive iodine treatment.
    Bubba12 Bubba12 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    Trying to Cope With Graves

    i was diagnosed with graves at the beginning of october of 08 - i get confused on level names - t3, t4 etc - but the one that was supposed to be '4' for normal people was '36' for me, the other was off the scale - docs started me on methimazole and xanax, thinking that i would do...
    geisha3500 geisha3500 36-40 2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    Finally Found Whats Wrong.now What?

    i have had the symptoms for years but never noticed them until i had been  given iodine in the hospital my throat swelled up and has been swollen 4 a year and 1/2.i had so many problems just getting worse.i finally started researching my symptoms and found graves...
    jaylee1987 jaylee1987 22-25, F Feb 28, 2010

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    What Next

    diagnosed with overactive thyroid 2 year ago told last week it was graves disease .no further forward..help!!
    chrisa2010 chrisa2010 51-55 Oct 19, 2012

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    Ht And Graves Disease Concurrently

    I have been diagnosed with the antibodies for both Hahimoto's Thyroiditis and Grave's. My major symptoms are tremors, palpitations, insomnia (bad), unspecified anxiety, vision problems. I gained over 40 lbs in one year. My TSH is practically non-existent but my Thyroid...
    ecobeth ecobeth 41-45, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Very Low..

    Im crying as im writing this as i feel im dealing with this all alone,im so down about it and unfortunately i have no family but finding this site & group has reassured me in some way,that its not just me going through all that comes with Graves Disease x
    Jaywelshgirl Jaywelshgirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    My Graves Disease

    I have Graves Disease, i have been in hospital with high blood pressure, and a very fast heart beat. My tremors are really bad, i am very short of breath, Graves has affected my eyes, which i hate, some people stare at me.The palms on my hand are very red does anyone know why? I...
    Trish33 Trish33 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Going For TT

    I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease in October of 2009. It's been hellish for so long that I don't know what it is like to feel "normal", or myself. Within the past five years, I have dealt with a LOT of stress, but I'm sure I have actually Dealt with it. My story is on my...
    julieblythe85 julieblythe85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    Me

    i didnt know much about this but i am learning i havent been dealing with this for aa long time it only about a week or two i think anyway i have alt to learn lol i dont know if i should be scared or worried or what so i just going to try to go day by day
    plaforey plaforey 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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    Thank you!! I was diagnosed with

    hyperthyroidism at the age of 17. I'm currently 28. At 17, i had seen a endocrinologist and was treated with pills for a little while. However, i never returned due to insurance/financial issues! Leaving me untreated for 11 yrs! I feel as though I'm having a thyroid storm. A lot...
    mzittybitty mzittybitty 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Need Advice

    i was diagnosed in february, am 21 years old and and feeling pretty daunted by the whole thing. have upped my dosage now to 60 mg of carbizamole and have 120 mg of propranalol. am not feeling any better. in fact i feel worse. my hair is falling out, eye sight is deteriorating and...
    jessicaad jessicaad 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Graves Disease

    I was diagnosed 5 years ago with graves disease I am 36 yrs old. at age 30 I lost every hair on my head!  I am losing teeth now too. My heart rate is constantly high.  My doctor says avoid stress because it is the worst thing for this disease!  That is...
    akeough35 akeough35 36-40 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    Graves Disease

    I was lucky enough to  know about the disease as everyone in my family has it except my mom...my grandma, 3 aunts, and sister my mom has not been diagnosed yet. They watch for it though. My mom saw the symptoms appearing on me and I was diagnosed freshman year in highschool...
    malibu12 malibu12 18-21 May 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I got diagnosed about a year ago and everyone's always thought I was always scared do to my bulging eyes turns out I have Graves' disease
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F Aug 12

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    i started having panic and anxiety attacks when i was 9. people thought i was being abused i wasnt and didnt know what anxiety was i was 9! it wasnt until i was 23 that a keen...
    ericseamless ericseamless 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I learned that I had Raynaud's at the age of sixteen after I had been running blue and white whilst running at track practise. All I can say is that the diagnosis was more welcome...
    15konicchr 15konicchr 16-17, F Jul 25

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    More truthfully, my 4 year old has Wolman Disease. Does anyone out there have this? Live with this? Have a child that is healthy and living a happy life despite this? I'd love...
    AquaMama AquaMama 31-35, F Aug 4

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    If being awesome was a crime, I'd be serving a life sentence :P Just discovered this phobia: Mephobia - fear of becoming so awesome that the human race can't handle it, and...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 1 Response Jul 24

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    I was born with a small right ventricle that doesn't pump so now I am living with half a heart! Stroke survivor, open heart surgery surviver, 3 major heart surgery survivor.
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Barth syndromeFewer than 200 living males are known worldwide with this disease. Symptoms vary largely between patients, from life threatening to non-existant. No patient has all...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Comprehensive fitness programming represents a coordinated continuum of healthcare management for the prevention of chronic disease and injury, which sets it apart from routine...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F Jul 25

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    Hello everyone, I have had to find a place to vent my frustrations and hope that putting my experience into words will help me on my current journey. The lack of support from...
    linrob14 linrob14 46-50, F Aug 4

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    Hello everyone, I have had to find a place to vent my frustrations and hope that putting my experience into words will help me on my current journey. The lack of support from...
    linrob14 linrob14 46-50, F Aug 4

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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    Confucius said Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves one is for the one you take revenge on, the other is for the witness.
    RainbowSpectrum RainbowSpectrum 22-25, M Aug 11

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    At 12 I started to notice a mood and personality change and have chalked up my sadness, mood swings, lack of interest, and inconsistent insomnia to near comatose states to being a...
    Bobbyckat Bobbyckat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Do you know one of the things I dislike about this world, is how the rich people look down upon the less fortunate. If god blessed them with money, why do they feel the need to...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Looking for people who have server Menieres Disease and has had the shunt surgery on my left ear but now I'm getting in my right ear
    gborron gborron 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have had this Menieres Disease for 20 years I had the surgery in my left ear 3 years ago where they put a shunt in worse thing I ever did my balance is a bigger problem now I...
    gborron gborron 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hyperthyroidism, especially when it is misdiagnosed or let to run rampant, is a very dark disease. It really messes with your mind and when you combine it with the incredible...
    hcafaculty hcafaculty 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Then a year ago it got bumped up to Crohn's Disease. It's funny I always knew something was wrong with me since I...
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I was diagnosed 3 months ago after 10 long years of having this disease and not knowing what it was and never having a doctor that could tell me. The day I found out I was relieved...
    Lunaro23 Lunaro23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I have neurological Lyme disease and everyday is a struggle. My memory is so bad I forget where I and people, I also get really bad brain fog and have asperges since being...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    After a childhood filled with severe pain, day after day in bed..... countless visits to Hospitals...Mri scans...specialist appointments which amounted to nothing, no one could pin...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I have had the disease since I was little, it didn't bother me much as a child. My favorite thing to do as a kid was swim. All my birthday parties were at the pool ( I didn't have...
    Iaquinto Iaquinto 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I am 37 and have been diagnosed with MSK for 10 years now. I have two fantastic boys ages 16 and 17 and a very loving husband who is always ready to go to take over when I am sick...
    stonergirlstwins stonergirlstwins 36-40, F Aug 11

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