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I have to admit to not having been on this forum for a while. I was diagnosed with Graves back in 2013, had a year on Carbimazole and have been off it for over two years with no recurrence of symptoms (**touches wood**). As my heart rate was so high when diagnosed, I was told to avoid caffeine which wasn't hard as I'd actually been off it for a while at that point anyway (I'd had a few issues with sleeping and thought I'd give it a try). I drink mostly herbal teas and water with an occasional decaf coffee (proper ground stuff and no more than one a day). However, I've been reading recent reports which say that caffeine - in moderation - can be good at preventing dementia.
There is no history of dementia in the family but I have to admit that it is the one disease that scares the hell out of me and I'm wondering if re-introducing a controlled amount of caffeine would be beneficial. I'm also wondering though whether it is likely to have any effect on my thyroid.
Anyone with experience/knowledge who can share it with me?
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