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Hi there, I was told I had an overactive thyroid in April and diagnosed with Graves in May. I have been suffering with this for nearly two years and had no idea, I had been to multiple doctors for my constant weight loss, sweating, shakes, headaches, racing hearts, rushed feeling and extreme anxiety. I had bloodwork done many times but I guess none of them thought to check my thyroid? Anyway, when I was diagnosed I was put on a small doasge of Tapazole (5mg) a day but I experienced almost every side effect possible and the symptoms continued to get worse.. my eyes were starting to ache all the time and I had blurry peripheral vision in my left eye for a week not to mention I'm exhausted, moody and feel blah all the time. At this point I've been off the medication for two weeks because of very painful rashes and I was told Friday I have to wait it out and in a few months we would talk about the Radioactive Iodine treatment. I feel awful all the time, I'm having a really hard time balancing work and I know no one with this disease.. there are no support groups or people to turn to where I'm living and I feel like I'm going crazy.. no one understands The weirdest part is I was told my levels were "teetering" I don't understand why I feel this awful if my numbers are relatively decent..I felt like my doctor wasnt taking my symptoms seriously because of this, she seems completely baffled by my situation. Do you guys have any advice for a newly diagnosed and extremely frustrated patient? Thanks!
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