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Hi I am new to this forum and wondered if anyone had advice on diet for Graves Disease as I have just been diagnosed. Any suggested books I should read ?
I have had an underactive thyroid for over 10 years and was on thyroxine, after a lot of stress moving house I have suddenly gone to having an overactive thyroid with graves disease. No symptoms of overactive apart from pulse rate has been higher, along with feeling hot and raised blood pressure. Over 6 months I have put on 10lbs, but thought with an overactive thyroid you normally loose weight! The Endocrinologist has confirmed I have got an overactive thyroid and Graves Disease.
I am off to the Doctors next week (after a further blood test)to be put on Carbimizole to control the Graves Disease, probably will end up on Propranolol too - to get my blood pressure back down. After seeing the Endocrinolist 3 weeks ago I have been off thyroxine (he asked me to stop taking thyroxine straight away), feeling okayish. But alarmed that I may put on even more weight with Carbimizole even though I exercise daily.
Any advice would be most appreciated about diet for Graves Disease, what works and how to stop piling on the weight - and also would like to hear from anyone who had a stable underactive thyroid, then suddenly has gone to overactive with Graves Disease.
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