Graves questions please ??

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So i seen my endo yesterday who confirmed my graves disease finally . My thyroid levels are looking good . Actually gone a little under so dropped my carbmizole from 20mg to 10mg a day . Is that a low dose ?

Currently feeling better than what how i was feeling last week.

Most days i feel completely normal. Some days just feel so tired and moody. Is it possible never to get any graves disease symptoms?

Is this disease going to worsen with time ? Or is it different for each person.


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    Hi Kylie,

    I was on block & replace with both levothyroxine & carbimazole 10mg, at my last hospital visit the endocrinologist lowered my carb to 5mg & stopped the levothyroxine. I was fine for the first week but now feel like my thyroid has become overactive again. I too was diagnosed with graves disease. There seems no end to the symptoms, some days I am shattered, achy & feel run down , other days I can't rest . Have you gained any weight ? I have gained 10ibs & can't shift it.


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      Hi christine .

      Thanks for the reply .

      Yes i have gained weight about 12 kg since January im so upset about it. Very hard to shift. We generally eat pretty well and i have a job where im on my feet all day.

      I hope we all have more days were we feel fine .

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    Since your diagnosed and I assume on meds it shoulfdnt get any worse. However you will more than likely still experiece the some aches and pains attributed to the diesease. It all depends on the person. Some days I'm feelling really good and some days I' extremely tired. moody and overall feel like blah.... Lately I've been feeling very crappy. Were in this together....
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    Hi Kylie I saw my consultant today and am starting back on carbimazol 5mg for a week then 5 mg alternate days. I am also having regular blood tests to check my white cell count.

    I feel tired/aching and moody sometimes, but never know whether that is my job and normal life making me feel like this, or the hyperthyroidism!!!!

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    Thanks everyone

    Im hoping dropping the meds doesnt affect me too me . I have another blood test in 2months to check levels than again in 4 months .

    Im not sure if my white blood cells have been tested since being on carb.

    The weight gain is quite annoying but all i can do is eat healthy and exercise and hope for the best .

    I do get quite tired at work after 3 to 4 hours . And my 2 children keep me on my toes .

    Plus planning my wedding for august

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    Hi Kylie it could be a combination of everything not just your thyroid! Life is tiring and so are children, as well as planning a wedding. As you say eat healthily and sure everything will work out ok for you. if you are having blood tests they will be checking your white cell count.

    Take Care

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