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I Have Graves Disease

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have really amazing news!!! I received Radioactive Iodine treatment about 4 months ago due to an incredibly large flare up that left me sick for a couple of months. But the...
    CharliBrown CharliBrown 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    With Sept being thyroid awareness month, I wanted to share my experience w/ thyroid disease. Within a yr of separating from the Air Force in 2005, I started experiencing strange...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Sep 8

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    I found out I have Celiac in 2008. I cannot eat bread, pasta, or cereal that contains wheat, barley, or rye. Anyone want to share recipes for gluten free?
    jrice356 jrice356 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I have not been diagnosed as of yet, I am 47 and use to be a fairly healthy drinker, all tests are normal,but I can tell something is very wrong. Dull pain under right rib cage...
    skyriter88 skyriter88 46-50 Sep 10

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    I was diagnosed 7 years ago, after my first child was born. I was lucky enough not to experience any significant symptoms until just recently...and it just seems to be heading...
    suzeq42 suzeq42 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    HEYO!!! BE AWESOME ALWAYS EVERYDAY ALL THE TIME!!!
    AddieSwag AddieSwag 36-40 1 Response Sep 16

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    I'm pretty sure I have Lyme Disease... And after reading everyone's experiences, I am almost positive. I pulled a tick off of me about three years ago and developed the signature...
    Efmatthe9 Efmatthe9 22-25, F Sep 13

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    I've only told one person about this my entire life, and now that person is no longer in my life yet even then, I didn't tell him the whole truth. Such is my disease. I am a...
    FireCoyote FireCoyote 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I been suffering from this disease for years now.. I was 13 when it started. All I want you to know and to never forget is that you are not alone. Apart from that our pain will...
    alwaysshine alwaysshine 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    If a Ghost says ''Boo Who'' does that mean it has Alzheimer's Disease?
    lalalagirl40 lalalagirl40 41-45, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    i fell in love with my best friend when i was 17, her name was sarah.we always done everything together, even went to the same art course. she helped me out through some dark times...
    Thebrokengingerbreadman Thebrokengingerbreadman 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Laser eye surgery in under a month l have no option but to try this l have a severe case of this disease and have to be taken off all of my steroids due to health risk/problems...
    Tspklondon Tspklondon 26-30, F Sep 6

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    I have HS for 23 years now....before there was a name to what I had, I was too embarrassed to talk about it to anyone. My family doctor told me this was due to not cleaning myself...
    msh0neydip msh0neydip 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe it's a disease. It's sad that girls find that the right way to go even though everyone is best the way they are. No one should feel they need to change in order to keep...
    CauseImMrBrightside CauseImMrBrightside 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I have had bloating and gas, alternating with constipation and hemorrhoids, and was told I had irritable bowel syndrome, for several years now. in 2006, I went through some very...
    gastricwoman gastricwoman 51-55 Aug 30

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    I knew the reason why I stopped writing in this category after that last entry, the one that talks about your death and gravestone and memorial and shrine. I stopped writing in...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Possible POTS?- This post is super long-sorry! (POTS towards end) Hi, I'm an 18yr old female from Australia hoping to get some help about my mystery illness! In January I...
    lilbg6 lilbg6 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Depression is not a disease, you cant catch it you can not spread it, and depression can not be "cured" in the same way as say diabetes or a flu *rolls eyes*
    xXAriannaXx xXAriannaXx 13-15, F Sep 6

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    My mom has Chronic Lyme Disease.
    SpainPortugal SpainPortugal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    three more diseases to hit the world
    wessel wessel 51-55, M Sep 21

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    i went to the doctors one day for a physical, the lady sent me to endocrinologist. he took my blood work and said my levels were very low and i was too take a pill of 88 milligrams...
    mlhenry mlhenry 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    My dad was recently diagnosed with MELAS. He is 48 years old. He has been in and out of the hospital due to seizures and what we thought were strokes. He suffers from hearing loss...
    ering08 ering08 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    As a zoologist I have always depended on my physical wellness to support my life motivations. It was only around 2 years ago I noticed that there was a big change to my physical...
    nanedesu nanedesu 26-30, F Sep 5

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    I have a heart disease known as Tetralogy of Fallot, and I've had since before birth. This is a defect that causes a hole in ones heart, and I had surgery after I was born. This...
    StarShineGirl StarShineGirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I struggle with it everyday. My mom thought this might help. Im trying new things so here goes nothing. I dont want to be defined by my disease, but everything i do is impacted by...
    BrittMari BrittMari 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12