Nine years ago I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism - Graves Disease. :confused:
I was then put through the radioactive iodine treatment - I wish I have never done it. From that point on I have never felt the same as I did before the diagnoses. Of course not knowing that much about the disease - I was also feeling extremely depressed and was then put on meds for that as well. Nine years of being on medication that, I believe now, I should never have been put on. That was not easy but I finally got through it. Four years ago I start the road on Thyroid Eye Disease and this week was the third surgery performed to correct this issue.
While all this was going on, I was showing "other" symptoms - leg restlessness, mouth ulcers (extremely painful), "pins & needles" in my hands, occasional partial numbness in both feet, brain fog, inability to concentrate/decision making, continual loss of memory (really hard at work), low blood pressure, various/numerous digits going from pallor-purple-red including no feeling at all.
I know that all of these symptoms HAVE to be related or are atleast part of a larger pciture. No doctor seems to be able to gather this information and run with it.......I AM SO FRUSTRATED! I wish I could research into my own health even more but with the limited resources I have......well as you can see it's almost impossible.:eek:
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