I don't feel like doing anything

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I was diagnosed with Graves' disease April 2015. Since then my whole life changed. 

I had to leave my job. Couldn't take stress and was always tired. 

I simply don't feel like doing anything. I don't know if this is because of Graves' disease. I used to be very energetic outgoing. Now I always prefer to sit and do nothing. Time passes. Days pass. Now years even pass without noticing it. I just don't feel like doing anything whatsoever 

Anyone knows if this is to do with thyroid or I need to see any other Doctor. 

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    Hi What treatment did you have? I was very similar, lost my job, family and friends. It was a difficult time but gettinf back on track now. Have you thought about anti depressants? Are you having regular blood tests? X
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    • Posted

      Hello Emma

      Hope you get well too. 

      I'm on neomercazole 15 mg daily. Since august2017 my levels are all within range. 

      I am avoiding anti depressants because I don't want to face their side effects. 

      Yesterday I asked the doctor and he advised me to go on serotonin and avoid all white things (sugar , flour, gluten , etc) 

      He said 70-80% of serotonin is produced in the gut. When we heal our gut ,it produces serotonin at the required levels again. 

      Serotonin is the happy hormone as he  mentioned. 

      Thanks for your reply 

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      Thats great news . I just know with myself graves disease gave with general anxiery diaorder so going on citalopram was a life saver. I also took serotonin and vit d. It takes time to recover and you will get there. Xx
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    You may have Graves .. but Hey  you don’t need to suffer for ever .. there is plenty you can do to stop this disease from making your life miserable .

    Become  Empowered .. and make an Appt to have your bloods taken 

    And have your vitamin and mineral levels tested too

    You haven’t said you’ve been treated for Graves   And if so 

    what with   ?

    Come back on here with your blood results ... they are YOURS so insist on a printed Copy

    When we see the results we can advise you better

    By the way before you go down the route of antidepressants 

    Please try to eat well  .. good healthy food not processed and try to hold out fir a better diagnosis .. ie   To know exactly where you are with this 

    Don’t overwork .. lie down often in prone position .. ask friends or family to help you and try to get someone who loves you to accompany you to doctors appts.

    All the symptoms you mention are Graves typical and I had them and many more also .. you’re on the right track now ..’so don’t wander off the path ..

    Try to remain positive  I’ve been in remission fir two years and I couldn’t feel better ..... do don’t you dare give in to this 

    You  will get better .. 

    research research and research

    Good luck  

    Luv mx🌹

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    I feel the same way. I've never been lazy a day in my life until recently. I find it hard to move. Simple things seem like huge impossible things. I just took bloods for hyper. I'm praying this is my problem. Weightloss(from 130 to 94) sweating, night sweats, dry skin, irritated eyes and vision, palapatations ect...at first symptoms were almost doable, but have been getting so much worse. Now I'm also suffering from insomnia. I see 4-4:30am every night. Can't hardly stand it anymore. Plz let me know if you get some relief

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