I haven’t written much about my Graves’ disease journey lately and that’s mainly because nothing has really changed. I still feel like I’m harassing doctors to get answers and I’ve pretty much given up with my endocrinologist. I think he has officially abandoned me. I’m mainly guessing at what my thyroid is doing based onContinue reading “Graves’ Disease Update!”
Category Archives: Diagnosis
Obsessing Over The Wrong Things!
Back in June 2019 when I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease I set myself a load of goals to try and recover some of the fitness I’d lost over the previous four years of being undiagnosed and really not well. For a few months I was really focused on them but thenContinue reading “Obsessing Over The Wrong Things!”
Good News At Last
I’ve not written much for this blog lately. Everything had been pretty much the same and I didn’t want to keep complaining and people get fed up with hearing it. I lost a lot of motivation for everything when I couldn’t complete the trial for the new drug for Graves’ disease as I have beenContinue reading “Good News At Last”
Thyroid Eye Disease!
I remember complaining about double vision in my teens and never finding a cause, so when I got it as an adult I didn’t think much of it and generally just considered it an irritation I had to accept. I actually didn’t realise how bad my vision had got until I was being diagnosed forContinue reading “Thyroid Eye Disease!”
I’ve done a lot of reading on Graves’ disease and the treatment of it since being diagnosed, and one of the things that confuses me is the fact that all current treatment focuses on the effect rather than the cause. The current treatment choices available are antithyroid medication to surpress the thyroid, Radioactive Iodine treatmentContinue reading “Medical Experiments!!”
Swinging Both Ways – Hyper to Hypo and Back Again!
Before I go into all this and explain what’s gone on I will try and explain how the thyroid works a little bit. I’ve said a few times already, my medical knowledge is pretty shoddy. I’m most definitely not a doctor and there’s a good chance I’ll get a few of these things wrong butContinue reading “Swinging Both Ways – Hyper to Hypo and Back Again!”
Diagnosed At Last
I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease on 12th September 2019, and with hyperthyroidism on 3rd June 2019. But I’ve been ill for a lot longer than that. About four years ago I was hit with some really stressful and difficult to manage news and I believe that was the trigger for my Graves’ disease. SinceContinue reading “Diagnosed At Last”