You souund just like I did before having my thyroid removed. I was diagnosed in April of 2010 with Hyperthyroidism and Graves disease. Even though I was Hyper before surgery I gained weight at a steady pace and my Endo. stated that this is sometimes normal. Have you been tested for Graves Disease? Are you a smoker? Graves Disease is the only thyroid problem that I know of that will mess with your eyes and 9 times out of 10 it is caused from smoking. My Endo had me stop smoking and my eyes slowly made a turn for the better. Many people believe that Graves Disease is cured after having your thyroid removed but it is not. I see a doctor at Mary Birds Perkins Cancer center that specializes in Graves Disease and he has told me over and over that there is no cure, it only goes in to what they call remission but will reappear in a smoker again if they pick up the habit.
When it came time for my surgery I was terrified! Luckily I had a doctor that was able to put me at ease and I have to admit the mini vacation was great. Everything was explained before about my options but with 2 boys I had no chance of radiation and since I do not have insurance (state medicaid covered cost of treatment and surgery for me) surgery was my only route.
This is something that you need to speak with about your doctor and decide a course of action together. Make sure you have a support group since any route you take you will need the help not just for you and your husband but also your son.View Thread
I had my Thyroid removed August of 2011 after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and Graves Disease. My thyroid levels are finally holding steady after fightin over a year to get them straight. My question is does anyone elese suffer from extreme fatigue, loss of concentration, mood swings and at time a feeling of constant hunger? I have no insurance so my primary doctor has slowly been ruling out things such as glucose and blood pressure. Tomorrow I am having my iron checked but other than that I cannot think of anything else that could be the cause. I do take a multi-vitamin at night (when I can remember) but that does not seem to help any. Can someone please give me some ideas??View Thread
Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism with Graves Disease in March of this year. I am currently on Methimzole and Propranolol. I am having my iodine uptake test sometime next week and then off to either have surgery or Iodine Radiation. I have a couple questions that I am hoping someone can help me with.
1. Does anyone have the eye bulging? If so, do you have this intense in and out pain with a lot of pressure? My left eye is slowly starting to bulge and thats the hurry for surgery or radation. My meds work to control the Hyper but not the Graves.
2. Has anyone had the surgery of Iodine Radiation? If so, what do you think of this treatment? What were your pro's and con's for what you chose?
I hope someone is able to help me with my questions!! Thank you!View Thread