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I Have Graves Disease

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2007. My thyroid tests, T3 and T4 were only mildly high but my TSH was less than 0.01. My symptoms were rapid heart rate and dry and...
    purpleizzybee purpleizzybee 61-65 Apr 11

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    I was diagnosed with Graves' disease almost three years ago, and am still not back to normal. I was misdiagnosed for years going in and out of hospitals when I was 17. Since taking...
    brittnikae brittnikae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Don't know if it just happens to me .. But because I look ok everyone thinks nothing is wrong with me.. Autoimmune diseases you can't see them ... And having to explain to people...
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F Apr 1

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    My son has stage four liver diease since 2002 bleeding varices and gastric varices, He is in pain most the time , hospice is treating pain.but don't know what to expect
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    I slept in the hotel. The night produced an air raid of sound and light. I slept for only a few hours. Hardly a surprise to anyone familiar with me. I dreamt of a giant snake...
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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
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    I was diagnose with polycythemia vera last 2010 but before the doctors found out that I have the disease I already suffered a lot of pain and agony, I was 43 years old at that...
    edcachero edcachero 46-50, M Mar 27

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    It feels so real, the thoughts keep coming. My brain whispers "your dying" "you can't breathe" "you have a disease" I can't sleep, I can't..I can't live like this..constant...
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have Lyme disease (not LYMES as some people tend to call it). I was diagnosed in November 2011. My first symptom was severe vertigo. Also, I experienced painful arthritis, brain...
    merelymandolin merelymandolin 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Intramarine Isolation Syndrome. It is what I have, my disease. Cool. Quiet. Sometimes green, sometimes blue. Dark, or shining in the sun, but it always feels like no one ever...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    For those of you who have this disease, you know it's not an easy one to deal with. It's annoying, painful, and stressful. You have to change your whole life style and listen very...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello. My name is Channyn and here are 10 things that I've learned about myself since I've been diagnosed with Endometriosis that I would like to share with other Endo-sufferers...
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    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    i KNOW i can help. I have had Vestibular Migraines for 4 years now and I have a step by step way to take back control of your life and go back to living. Now before i go any...
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    I have been suffering from this skin condition for about 4-5 years. It sort of began slowly progressing as I was in high school and then further on. I used to think that this...
    Dianaangel Dianaangel 18-21, F a week ago

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    I do not have Parkinson's disease but I added this experience because I plan to become a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and I love reading what you have to say...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I was just diagnosed with Forestier's Disease or DISH...Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosisin in my lower spine. I've had weakness in my legs, lower back for the past 4...
    halley888 halley888 46-50, F Mar 26

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    I have Lupus and Lupus nephritis an incurable autoimmune disease and kidney involvement. One of the issues of living with an incurable disease is that its also an invisible...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    To the patients who have Lupus or other diseases, what diseases do you have? How long have you had it? Do you feel this diseases is going kill you? Got any "I almost died...
    heartbroken69 heartbroken69 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    As you know, this is a chronic disease with no known cure found in the Dermatology world. We are treating with Microcurrent and have had amazing results! The microcurrent is a very...
    drebertchiro14 drebertchiro14 56-60 2 days ago

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    I have been diagnosed with MCTD in May 13, 2013. I've been to doctors after doctors. Hospitals after hospital. None knew what was going on with me. I felt more weak each day...
    laquino98 laquino98 13-15, F Mar 20

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    We'll the closest I have come to a broken bone is a graves knee, yea I don't get out much
    Kj802 Kj802 13-15, M Mar 22

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    I don't think people take anxiety seriously. It is a serious disease and i think it is a major symptom of depression and other psychological diseases. Experiencing a panic attack...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    I was diagnosed two years ago and in the past two years I have been seen by over 25 doctors. From hematology to neurology to my good old GI I go to almost every specialty you can...
    madisonreis madisonreis 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    TMI.... Or not enough? A week ago I had no idea what renal colic was. I knew it was bad and not something I wanted. A week ago a baby was still not entirely out of the question...
    owchimama owchimama 31-35, F Mar 25

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