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Diagnosed with graves disease (one eye bulged) - gaining weight - Confused!! Help!!

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  • Posted By: ttvenu
  • November 28, 2009
  • 06:15 PM

Hello,
6 months ago, I noticed that one of my eyes (right) had bulged out badly and I went to the doctor. They took a blood sample and mentioned that I had graves disease. But I have not had weight loss at all.
I was asked to have my thyroid gland removed using Radio active Iodine and I denied that option.
The eye sometimes looks very normal and sometimes bad. The eye is not always bulged out like how it is. I'm really confused and I do not want my thyroid gland to be removed if the diagnosis was wrong.
Can you please let me know if this could be something else and/or give me other options (doctors/specialists) to consult with?
I live in the Detroit metro area.
Regards,
Venu

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  • Hello,6 months ago, I noticed that one of my eyes (right) had bulged out badly and I went to the doctor. They took a blood sample and mentioned that I had graves disease. But I have not had weight loss at all.I was asked to have my thyroid gland removed using Radio active Iodine and I denied that option.The eye sometimes looks very normal and sometimes bad. The eye is not always bulged out like how it is. I'm really confused and I do not want my thyroid gland to be removed if the diagnosis was wrong.Can you please let me know if this could be something else and/or give me other options (doctors/specialists) to consult with?I live in the Detroit metro area.Regards,VenuI had Graves disease when I was very young, around 19. I had symptoms of fainting, major weight loss, and shakiness. They put me on Methimazole. Then I got thyroid cancer a couple years later and my thyroid absolutely had to be taken out and I took the radioactive iodine to remove any remainder of the thyroid. I would find another doctor who isn't so radical and request Methimazole, it worked for me for the time I was on it!
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