Hello. I am new at this! I just joined today and I am giving this a try. My name is Kayla, I was just diagnosed with severe Grave's Disease last month. I have been feeling progressively worse since my symptoms began earlier in the year. There was never a period of feeling better, it was just all downhill once it started. I began to storm on the day that I was diagnosed, and have been put on the maximum dose of beta blockers and on methimazole. It's been six weeks since I started to the methimazole treatment, and, though I don't feel much better yet, I do not feel any worse, so I think I'm on the start of mending. I do not feel that the beta blockers are controlling my heart as well as they should, my heart rate still gets up above 150 from simply standing up. Starting today, I feel a pulsing ache in my thyroid area. Does anyone else have this? It just started today. It is very uncomfortable. The crazy thing is that I am a healthcare professional, and am very familiar with medicine. But it's a completely different story when it's you that finds yourself with a sudden, severe illness. Some of the stuff that has been happening is outside my expertise and it's not what you see in any of the information - I wanted to join a support group to ask others with the same thing if they've had anything similar. Any response would be appreciated!
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