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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 impossible!

I am always exhausted, sore and irritable!!  This is horrible!

There has got to be better treatments for this. I was told the

meds they give you dont actually treat it, they treat the

symptoms. I cant believe all of the symptoms from this disease!

it touches every part of the body!

 

akeough35 akeough35 36-40 2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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you could ask for radiation treatment on your thyroid or an operation to remove it.<br />
thats the options i am facing at the moment but I'm to young for radiation

Maybe you need to see an Endocrinologist! They deal with diseases of the endocrine system and can treat you for this.<br />
I believe people with Graves disease can take a medication to kill their thyroid and then they have to take synthroid to replace the thyroid harmone. It halts the symptoms you are experiencing.<br />
I have the opposite Hashimoto's disease which is the opposite of that you have, hypo-thyroid disease.