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#1 linda


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:18 PM


Hi all
I have been living with graves disease for over 20 years without many problems but the last few years it seems like I am not feeling that great. I wondered if anyone else has experienced this. My eyes are bulgy and sore and the eye doc diagnosed with with expothalmus?? I have been having corneal abrasions and they really hurt. I have had 3 incidents in the past 6 months with this. I use eye drops, lubricant at night and have a humdifier. I have also been taking flaxseed and fish oil in the hope that this will help. It's very frustrating. I have also been going hot and cold so many times a day. One minute I am so hot and then about 10 mins later I have goosebumps . Seemingly my labs are normal. I am going back to my endo next month just to make sure. Also my joints have been really sore, especially my shoulders. Gosh, I sound like such a whiner, sorry. Just feeling desperate at the moment. I currently live in Mississippi but am moving back to the UK in the next few months..


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

Hi and welcome:


If you would please post your labs and the ranges, we can better help you. Just because your labs are within the ranges, doesn't mean these are in the 'right' places for you. We each have our own set points within the ranges. I do better with the Free T4 mid range and sometimes a bit below. Also the Free T3 cannot be any higher than mid range for me.


I have dry eyes which fluctuates during my cycles. As my cycle nears to starting over again, my eyes are drier. I am unable to take flaxseed oil, but I supplement with Salmon oil.


Also I find that taking the B vitamins (such as the Vitamin B Complex) to be helpful for my eyes. I take in the multi either as separate or sometimes together. Not always, depending on what is going on with me.


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