I was diagnosed with Graves 3 months ago, after problems with my eyes since May of this year.

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I am now on 30mg of Carbimozale plus bete blockers per day, but am struggling with my eyes and how they look.......not too bulging, but fatty deposits and bags under my eyes which make me look at least ten years older than I am, and at my age (62) I can't afford to look any older !! Does anyone out there suffer the same problems ?

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    I had eye problems at the age of 20 after being depressed and losing a lot of weight and had eyelid surgery at age 25 and 43 long before I had Graves disease.  For the kind of problems you are describing, eye surgery is the only answer.  However, different eye problems happen with Graves disease such as dry and irritated eyes and bulging.  Takiing Selenium helps for that and after my Graves diagnosis, I needed to have collagen implants inserted for the dry eyes.  If you have Graves, it is always a good idea to find an ocular surgeon experienced in the treatment of Graves eye disease and be followed by them.
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      Hi Linda,

      Sorry to hear about all your problems, I totally sympathise it's a horrid illness !! What type of selenium are you taking and how much per day ?

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      I am not currently taking Selenium because I take other supplements for conditions other than Graves and at times it just gets to be too many to take.  The eye surgeries I have had resolved the problems I was having with eyes and eyelids.  
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      If I were to take Selenium, I would not worry about the Brand and would probably take around 200 micro-grams daily.  I have read that you can eat 2 Brazil nuts daily and get the same quantity of selenium from them.
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    Hi Sarah...I have the same issues....I've been taking selenium for mine....seems to be working...for the outside..I hear coconut oil is good....I've not tried it.....

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      coconut oil mixed with essential oil.....just not sure which one...
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      Hi Rose,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch. What type of selenium are you taking and how much per day ?

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      Hi Sarah....200 mg/ daily Selenium combined with Vitamin E.....I buy mine online prices will be anywhere from 5.00 to 30.00.... 

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    I have the same issues with my eyes. I had a thyroidectomy six months ago and awaiting eye surgery. My eyes bulge and lots of puffiness upper and lower lids and upper lid retraction. After thyroidectomy some of the bulging improved slightly and upper lids look less retracted but still in need of surgery. Right now I'm waiting for clearance as to when to perform the surgery. My surgeon likes to wait 24 months after the onset of thyroid eye disease to perform the surgery.

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