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.
Has anyone been on this medication & experienced headaches? I am on 15mg a day and have been getting bad headaches daily. I see my Doctor this week but was wondering if anyone else had this side effect.
Is anyone else suffering through Thyroid Eye disease due to Greves? I’ve been dealing with it for years and am getting ready for orbital decompression surgery in a few months but I’m finding it unbearable. The comments I’ve received about my looks have been nothing less than cruel. Random strangers have said incredibly hurtful things to my face, sometimes comments and occasionally jokes at...