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i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2001 when I still lived in Brasil. My doctor prescribed me methimazole 30 mg and as I got better the doctor lowered the dosage and after 18 months of treatment I stopped the medication and I thought I was healed. I didn't have any problem with my eyes this time. Yes, I was healed for 14 years until in Dez 2014 I felt the symptoms again and I went in An endo doctor here in San Diego since I live here now. The doctor prescribed me methimazole again but this time only 10 mg. My blood levels were very bad an I told the doctor that 10 mg was not going to be enough to down my levels since I dealed with it in the past. My doctor didn't agree so I had my levels bad for almost 4 months until I raise my medicine for myself. I was tired to suffer with the symtoms. I got 20 mg and my levels got better after one month taking this dosage.
After 4 months after I was diagnosed with thyroid problems I started seeing some transformation in my face but I didn't know what it was until I figure out that my eyes were getting puff and bulgy.
Any time my doctor told me about graves desease. He just told about hyperthyroidism. He didn't ask me to make a test in my antibodies or for I go in an ophthalmologist. When I noticed this problem I asked him to refer me to an oftalmologist and he told me there was nothing they could do for me. I disagreed and I got an appointment with an ophthalmologist that is also an octoplastic especialized in eye Graves decease. I waited 1 1/2 year to see if it was going be better and it didn't. So he told me that I needed to have a fat decompression sugary in my eyes and I did it 4 weeks ago. My left eye was more bulgy then the right before the surgery. Now after the surgery my eyes are the opposit. The left eye is much small then the right one. I have scars on my up lids and the up lids are very different from one another. My doctor told me he can fix it next month but I don't know if I want go through this surgery again. I have fear of it gets worse...Everything I read about this doctor is that he is one of the best doctor for this surgery in USA so I don't know what to do. Also, the last 6 days I started having symptoms that my levels are bed again after 9 months good. I don't know if the day I had the eye surgery my thyroid levels was bad. One mont before the surgery my levels were good.
I am here because I have some questions you guys that is suffering with this desease and somehow you got some experience with that.
Should I make a correction surgery to try to make my eyes less different?
By your experience do you think that the fact that my endo didn't gave me the right dosage of Methimazole could make my problem worsen?
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