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9/15/12 1:43 P

Sounds like you have been having a rough time! It's great that you finally have a diagnosis a can start working towards getting healthy again. I was diagnosed with Graves a little over a year ago. At that time, I was also having almost daily headaches.. Since I began treatment with Tapazole (and my thyroid hormones got into the "correct" range), the frequency of my headaches has been steadily decreasing. It took a while, but things are definitely better now. It will take a bit of time for your body to heal, but at least you are now on the right road.

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9/12/12 1:44 A

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Welcome to the group. I hope you find some support and inspiration here. So glad that you are under a doctor's care and will hopefully resolve some of those nasty symptoms. Big hugs and let us know how you are doing.

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9/12/12 12:40 A

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I just joined SparkPeople today and I stumbled on this group. I am 30 years old and I was diagnosed with Graves in April but according to my results, my doctor thinks I have had the disease for years. I don't know anyone else that has had or does have Graves so I figured I would give the group a shot. I have found that people that don't have the disease don't understand how difficult it can be to function day to day. I have migraines daily that pain meds don't touch (my doctor thinks it's because of my fast heart beat, it averages 90+ bpm), hand tremors, loss of concentration, and extreme fatigue to the point I pass out. I thought I was falling asleep but my doctor thinks my thyroid is pressing on the nerves in my neck, causing me to actually black out. I have no control over it, I don't feel it coming on and I don't remember it happening. I will open my eyes, thinking I just blinked, and an hour or more has passed.

I have not been able to lose any weight for months and my doctor said it is due to my Graves Disease. It can be discouraging but there isn't much I can do. I am on Methimazole 15mg daily and Propranalol (beta-blocker) 40mg twice a day. In the past 6 months my hormone levels have yet to get any lower. I just started seeing an endocrinologist and I am in the process of getting my thyroid removed.

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