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I'm a 28 year old male who is pretty fit and healthy. Recently I was diagnosed with mild Graves' disease - after about 2 years of regular blood tests.
Initially I was seeing a GP who was getting me to do bloods every couple of months to monitor my TSH levels. I got progressively worse, started to get extremely tired but at the same time not sleeping at night, feeling stressed, shakes, not sleeping well, not hungry, really struggling to concentrate and do my job at work - to the point where I was having to just leave. I also was starting to feel really depressed for no reason and was crying randomly. I was at breaking point so saw my GP again and demanded something be done at which point he put me on antidepressants and after 4 weeks there was no change.
Decided that I needed to change GP and after more tests the new GP has said I have Pyrrole Disorder which I am being treated for with various supplements / vitamins.
The new GP also picked up on my TSH levels being slightly higher than normal so had a MRI done which confirmed there was an issue with my thyroid. He then sent me to see an Endocrinologist who has said that it appears I have mild graves. He has put me on Carbimazole 5mg twice daily along with Deralin 10mg 2 twice daily.
My TSH level sits around .18, my T4 is 18.1 and my T3 is 5.4.
I have had a bit of time off work lately about 3 weeks and just don't seem to be getting better. I have days where I feel good but then days where I feel terrible. After taking 3 weeks off work to let the medication kick in I started to feel better and then went back to work in which I only lasted 2 days before I felt terrible again and could be in that environment. I am really struggling to focus with little things like writting emails, spelling etc. Seems like I have brain fog all the time.
I am hoping for some advice. Reading these forums it seems my TSH is very low compared to others. Should this be effecting me this much? Is brain fog common with Graves? I am in a Creative role / environment at work and just feel I have nothing to give at the moment.
Any advice, thoughts, feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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