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I am needing to check with someone about a thyroid problem but am out of the country and was working until 3 months ago. I have been loosing energy over this year. I got a doctors check here in vietnam and they said I have basedow-graves disease and hyperthyroidism.
I am worried their is a translation barrier. My mother has hypothyroidism.
She believed my doctor maybe got it wrong and i had same as her because said that hyperthyroidism makes you more nervy and loose a lot of weight.
9 months ago i did loose weight and had a lot of loose stools and hives but wasnt sure if it was just allergies being in Asia.
I later had some skin diseases and just aches and tired feeling. some blurred vision.
Then 5 months ago i put on a lot of weight more than ever before. I have also suffered constipation. so i can look at both conditions and pick out symptoms on both lists.
How can i decide what i have. can i only rely on a doctor who speaks not good english?
My first test was a blood test :
TSH (ECLIA-Roche) (0.270-4.2) 0.102 low they said
I suffer from anxiety and the doctor said stress caused these problems.
I had an ultrasound where scanned my thyroid and the man said they looked normal.A second doctor said that she thought not too abnormal.
The main doctor said dont worry its not cancer. she gave me another test
The TSH Receptor antibody (TRAb) 3.89 High (,1.22 IU/L>
I was put onto medicine
thyrozole 10 mg
peopeanolve 40 mg
one each a day
another blood test for 4 weeks time.
I am more worried about having graves disease and hyperthyroidism.
do you have any ideas?
Also if it were graves, hyperthyroidism, is their any cures and or help?
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