Hi everyone! My name is Ezara and I am very new to the whole Graves Disease life. Within 10 weeks of an abnormal TSH test done at my employer's annual "Wellness Fair" in late October, 2013, I had been official diagnosed as being severely hyperthyroid and with Graves Disease. At the end of December I had RAI (I did tons of research and I do not regret this decision).
I had my first post-RAI bloodwork done on Valentine's Day and yesterday my endocrinologist's office called me with the results. My TSH is still supressed but my Free T4 is very low. I'll get the number via mail in a few days. Yesterday I was started on 75mcg of Synthroid.
Dealing with this has been "interesting". I loved being able to eat anything I wanted and losing weight! I lost a lot of muscle in my arms and legs though. I had RAI on 12/27/13 and on 12/29/13 I became an active member of Spark People. I figured I needed to get my appetite under control and start developing good eating and exercise habits before I went hypo.
The last two weeks I have been dealing with lots of sweating issues and during yesterday's phone call with the endo, this is common when one goes hypo. Joy. He did say once my thyroid levels are closer to normal, this will abate as well. I certainly hope so!
My hubby is super-supportive and together we are working on ensuring our lifestyle is compatible with my new lifelong thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Both of us are still reeling from all of this, but we both strongly feel that mindset has a lot do with being successful and leading a good lifestyle.
I know, this is long and I thank everyone for taking the time to read my ramblings!
| Pounds lost: 12.8