I was literally just diagnosed with Graves disease last week after much testing. I am in the small percentage that is gaining weight with the disease and not losing. It's very frustrating, because with Graves disease and hyperthyroid no one really understands weight gain, it makes no sense. Oh, you must be overeating - I know I am not. Additionally, I am almost asymptomatic. I have the occasional heart palpitation, I sweat heavily but I always have, and I am anxious, but that is not new either it does seem a little heightened now though. I take spin classes regularly and walk miles with our dogs, so I am relatively fit, just overweight. At present, my endocrinologist is not rushing me to remove the thyroid or go on medication though she did offer those options I am not pressured into them. She is referring me to a dietician and wants to see me again in 3 months to retest everything. I am also looking for a holistic/functional medicine doctor. Has anyone else had success with just holistic medicine and diet, with the weight gain side of Graves disease? After reading so many stories I feel grateful that I am being allowed to take my time to make the right choice for me, but I feel very nervous that I will keep gaining and that things will get worse.
Another night and I still can't sleep. I've been diagnosed with Graves for about a year now. Tonight I finally decided to join this group. Maybe see if it will help me feel better. Or at the very least more sane. I'm tired of my friends and family saying, "It's been a year, aren't you better?" No, I'm not. In fact, I don't feel like myself at all, but a completely different person. I'm tired most...
Hi,Has anyone experienced a change in their voice since confirmed with GD?I noticed that my higher pitches aren’t there anymore. :-(Has this happened to anyone else?