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I am fortunate as I have not ever had any serious health issues before this and I am 65 years old. I went to doctor for an annual check up with no obvious symtoms. My blood work came back with suspect hyper thyroid levels and the doctor then order more comprehensive thyroid testing. It was Graves and he immediately referred me to an Endocrinologist who put me on 20mg of Methimazole and told me to come back in 4 weeks after another round of blood work. Needless to say my head was spinning at this surprise finding. Within 2 weeks on the medication my eyelids and area above my eye started to swell. I thought I had an allergy to the medication as the doctor told me this was not normal. He also told me that I would not likely have any eye issues because with my numbers as high as they were (Thyroglobulin Antibody (0.0 – 115.0) 3542, TSH (.45 – 5.5) < .00,Thyroid Peroxidase Ab (0.0 – 34.0) 228,TSI (0 – 139%) 330%, T4 (.93 – 1.70) 3.32 ) my eyes would have been affected already. Keep in mind that I had routine blood work the previous year that was perfectly normal. My T4 and TSH is now being well controled with the medication now at 7 mg per day but here it is April 2017 and my eyes are now "moderately" protruted but still very swollen around the obit including my cheeks area over my sinuses, my eyes water constantly with almost a thick liquid, I am terribly sensitive to light. I am so tired of this as I physically feel great but look terrible, like I have been crying all night. Can anyone offer any help with the swellng and with the mild despression and frustration this causes?
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