Recently Diagnosed With Graves - Still No Treatment!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:22 PM
I was recently diagnosed with Graves on my 37th Birthday.
A visit to my doctor was when he picked up on my elevated heart rate 140beats per/min (I'd only been sitting reading a mag in the waiting room for 40mins).
Sent for bloods T3 was 14.8, T4 was 15.9 - TSH 0.01, second visit levels around the same but heart rate back within normal range...sent for ultrasound.
Ultrasound confirmed Graves...thyroid only slightly bigger then normal, discoloured and what appears to have a small cyst!?
Just had my third lot of blood tests and awaiting results on levels etc.
I've had a large number of symptoms.
Hands Shaking, Heart palpitations, terrible insomia, crazy mood swings...sometimes i'm so angry inside other times I'm so sad, extreme fatigue, highs & lows, im hot & face sweaty, fuzzy, tired sore eyes...pain behind mainly one which seems to become a migraine if not caught in time, anxiety, unable to focus and struggling to get through the day without feeling overwhelmed. I've also had two miscarriages in the past two years.
To sum it up...I feel like im losing control of my life and my mind.
After reading a few different forums and information on Graves...it seems that all these feelings are normal?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:58 PM
You might want to repost under the forum topics at the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Discussion. This section is for people sharing successful thyroid stories on how they overcame or managed their Graves' Disease.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:20 PM
Yes the feelings are 'normal' for those with thyroid problems.
Check out the Thyroid 101 to get an idea how to be proactive and help yourself with your thyroid care. You have thyroid disease for life.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:16 PM
Please post the new testing (and include the lab ranges so we can see where the levels actually are) when you get them. If you are hyper, you should be offered antithyroid drugs to bring them down to normal. Please keep us posted.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:57 AM
Thank you for the reply!
I've looked around and can't find the other area to post in!? I'm also blonde! lol
I must of been reading something else coming up with the last T3 & T4 levels! So I asked the doctor to print them this time.
I went to the doctor today and kinda did think result would be different...kidding myself just slightly!
24.11.11 T4: 26.9H / T3: 11.8H / TSH: 0.01L
06.12.12 T4: 24.4H / T3: 10.2H / TSH: 0.01L
Was put on medication today and thankfully sleeping tables.
It was my understanding I was going to be given one lot of tablets but when I got them filled there were two different tablets.
Deralin & Neo-Mercazole...follow up appointment in two weeks!
Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:18 AM
Natalie - Please look under the "Graves' Disease and Thyroid Discussion" which is the next section down (called forums and then "forum topics") and it's below the "Subforums" of Thyroid 101 and personal stories. You will see your name in the post title. I am transferring your latest post there.
This has gotten to be a real problem, having so many different sections for posting. Our old format was much simpler. Sometimes "change" is a pain in the rear.