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I Have Graves Disease

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And it sucks! Not being able to eat what you what and getting sick if you eat out!
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    cpnhook21 cpnhook21 22-25, M Nov 10

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    I am sad. I hope I can get a diagnoses and move on with my life. I just want to gain some knowledge and prevent more damage. I am only in my 20s. However, I trust that God will...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 19

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