I just got my confirmation that I have Graves’ disease two days ago. My endocrinologist gave me the three options of removal, ablation, or methimazole. I chose methimazole and I’m on day two.
This has been such a confusing, frustrating, and UNCOMFORTABLE journey!!! I am obviously still having symptoms of Graves, and I’m scared of the side effects of methimazole. I’m on 30 mg a day right now, 3 pills but taken all at the same tome. I wish I could remember my numbers from the blood tests and scan, because they were rather crazy, at least it seemed to me they were!
I am having periods of intense sweating and overheating, heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat, eye bulging, eye pain, swelling and dryness, sensitivity to light, vision changes, tremors in legs, arms, and glute muscles, nausea/upset stomach, constipation, and insane sugar cravings like eating an entire bag of Halloween candy (
Hi - just wanting to send a quick update on my progress since my first post and diagnoses. I did not want to take meds, ablate, or do surgery, so I was searching for a functional medicine doctor. I was prepared to go out of pocket, however the endocrinologist had referred me to a dietitian, who in turn referred me to a Functional Medicine doctor who is covered by my insurance - they practive...
So planning on doing the radioactive iodine soon. Any suggestions on what to do for 3 days in isolation?