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!”
Tag Archives: Hyperthyroidism
When Things Don’t Go To Plan!
This Monday I was due to go over to Manchester again. I was supposed to have some more tests on the Monday and be given the K1-70 trial drug for Graves’ disease on Tuesday. The plan is to then have stayed in hospital and be monitored until Thursday. Grace had been selected to take partContinue reading “When Things Don’t Go To Plan!”
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!!”
Starting Again And Rebuilding Me!
The reality is there will probably be about a million posts about this. I’m still in the relatively early stages of getting myself fit again and there’s seems to be a lot of up and downs but I’ve kept moving and I’m definitely getting stronger over all so that’s got to be a good thing.Continue reading “Starting Again And Rebuilding Me!”
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!”
Giving up smoking when I was at the height of my Graves’ induced anxiety and depression probably seemed like quite a stupid idea to most people, but to me in made sense. I wanted to regain control of my life and in my head, stoping smoking was something I needed to do to do that.Continue reading “I Quit!!”
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”
The Down Days
I want to start by saying that I thought about this post for a while before posting it. I wasn’t sure if I should be optimistic instead, and showing hope that things will get better. But in my first post, I said I hoped that someone somewhere may read my blog and find some ofContinue reading “The Down Days”