Graves Disease Group on Irish Networking site
I have graves / hyperthyroidsim and have had it for years...my TSH hasn't been in lab ranges for I don't know how long, and it swings wildly from hyper to hypo, although my official diagnosis is hyper. My symptoms differ dpending on where my blood levels are at any one time, its got to the point where I can predict my monthly blood results based solely on how I'm feeling on the day my blood is drawn - I'm correct 99% of the time...
I admire the calmness with which you are appropaching it, but I also caution you to take it seriously.
Has your GP confirmed the diagnosis with blood tests etc.?
Has your GP put you on any medication?
Has your GP referred you to an endocrinologist?
You may experience some, all or none of the symptoms...each of us is different.
But left untreated it can become very serious, with some of the symptoms doing irreparable damage.
And don't underestimate the seriousness of a thyroid storm (thyrotoxicosis) the symptoms of which include 'coma' and 'death'...I had this once, and it was damn scarey!
I recommend requesting copies of your blood results and teaching yourself how to read them and understand them...very enlightening when you can recognise a pattern between your levels and your symptoms.
Best of luck with it.
Posted February 4, 2011 at 5:44 AM