Graves disease

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Hi Linda,

I was diagnosed with graves 2 months ago. Started with 5 mg, then 10 mg and now 20 mg of Methimazole. I dont understand why when I took the 5 mg MMI, the symptoms dissapeared however my lab was still abnormal. That is why my dose is increasing. As my dose increased, I felt worse symptoms. Now I know that there are some herbal remedies, can I take buggleweed, motherswort, and lemon balm tea together with 20 mg methimazole? How about regular L- cartinine, can I take it together with methimazole too?

Is there any interactions?

My endo offered me RAI. I am still considering it as my last resorce to cure my graves. My Thyroid antibody is 3 (high). I dont know what I should do. I feel anxious at times and could not sleep sometimes. Please advise. Thank you

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    Yes I have had brain fog and am forgetful at times.  For the two years my TSH was at less than 0.001, I felt okay because my Free T3 and T4's were in the normal range while I was on 10 mg of Methimazole.  I felt better however, as my TSH rose into the normal range and better when I started taking supplements like vitamin D, and Magnesium because I was deficient in them.

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      Hi linda,

      What did you do for the restleg syndromme? Did you take any medications for that?

      I have that and currently interupt with my sleep. 



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      It never woke me up.  It was found when I did a sleep study and they also found I had sleep apnea.  They treat this with a CPAP machine.

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