It’s been a while since I last posted. I really need to do a better job at keeping you guys updated. But, I’m glad that so many have stopped by to share their stories, and I’m very happy to hear that my story has made a difference.
So… how am I doing? I feel great. It’s been quite the journey, but I don’t resent any part of it. I’ve learned so much about myself through all of this. I have realized just how strong I am, and how determined I am to live my best life!
My thyroid levels have been fairly consistent. I’ve been on 125mg of Synthroid for almost two years. I have found that when my TSH drops below 1, I get very anxious. My doctor suggested taking half a pill once a week. I was still feeling lots of anxiety, so I tried taking half a pill twice a week, and I found this to work perfectly for me. I’ve managed to keep my TSH between 1 and 2.
My eyes are perfect. The mild TED that I previously had is GONE! No eye symptoms whatsoever. My weight is normal. I’m about 7lbs heavier than I was before I was diagnosed. But I’m happy just the way I am. I try to exercise at least 3 times a week, but with work and a busy travel schedule, it’s not always possible. Once I settle back into a consistent workout regime, I’m sure I’ll lose the extra weight.
The only issues that I have been sorting out are:
- Insomnia – ever since my diagnosis, I’ve gone through cyclical insomnia. Very recently, my insomnia got really, really bad. I have since started taking some natural remedies (mainly CBD) and this has helped immensely with any anxiety I previously had, which in turn has given me really good sleep quality. My insomnia, is now a non-issue.
- Acne – I have always had acne. Right after my diagnosis, it finally went away, but recently it came back. I think it’s mainly hormonal and I’m expecting it to clear up soon. I’ve been seeing a dermatologist so I ‘m not worried about this.
- Heart murmur – Lastly, right before I was diagnosed, I started noticing a slight heart murmur. I still have it, and I need to follow-up with a cardiologist to make sure there was no damage.
I want to hear how you’re doing. Please comment below and let me know.I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.