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Hi I am new to this ... I am 51 yr old femail and was just diagnosed via voice mail with Graves Disease ... NICE I know ... I have been so tired and not wanting to come off the couch for the last few months. I have just been chalking it up to running my own business 24/7.
There is no saying how long this has been going on because I just got health insurance after 3 years of not having any. GP ran routine bloodwork in DECEMBER 2014 that showed low TSH 3 Gen of 0.07 ... Ultra sound was then ordered with uptake scan, this showed 3 nodules on my thyroid.
I have been on antidepressants Zoloft for over 20 years and have also been diagnosed with psorias and eczema on only my hands and feet. I have noticed the redness in my calves for the last few years especially after a beach day. I have ALOT of bladder infections that do not respond well to antibiotics, and have frequent mouth sores on my lips. The puzzling fact is that I have GAINED about 45 lbs in the last year ... I thought you were supposed to LOOSE weight!
I have been to an endrocrinologist and my levels are showing TSI 452 and TSH 0.26. My TPO, T4, T3, T3uptake FSH & LH are all in the normal range .
My eyes are NOT bulging at this time and I pray that will not happen... they are scratchy and dry and blurry all the time though. I thought that was due to HOURS and HOURS of computer work. I do wear bifocal glasses for many years. I am VERY concerned about the eyes ...
The endrocrinogist is Tapazole (methimazole) 5mg 1xd
I guess I am just looking for some guidance as I am a bit scared about the long term prognosis with this ... I would love to feel better but am scared to death that I will wake up one morning with double vision or bulging eyes not to mention MORE weight gain... any advise is appreciated. THANK YOU
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