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Can Graves Disease Go Into Remission
Is it possible to go into remission from Graves Disease with medication? Or would it be better just to use RAI and become hypo?
I was diagnosis with graves disease and started methimazole 5mg 3x a day. I don't want to wait til remission of the disease with meds. Opt for rai/surgery?
Heed MD advise: Taking ultimate treatment without the disease being controlled can have its complications: to the heart or to the brain or other organs. The ultimate treatments also have their own complications and side effects. Your doctor should tell them to you especially rai. Discuss with md well so you'll be well-informed and you'll be more at ease with the treatment, oh that is 5mcg. ...Read more
Hi, I have graves disease, but it was said to be in remission. I quit seeing my ENDO because of this. My TSH is at a 1.22. Is that anything concerning?
Your TSH is: Perfect. Have it checked yearly. U should be fine. ...Read more
My graves disease went into remmission. My TSH levels were TSH 5.93 t4.14 t4.85 t3125. Is it possible that I can go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?
Graves remission: Yes, graves can go into remission. One strategy is to treat with Methimazole for a while, and then see if there is a sustained remission. Other autoimmune diseases behave similarly. The remission may not last forever, however. You can get hyperthyroid again, or it can "burn out" and you can become hypo. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
I'm going to thorpe park and would it be okay to go on a rollercoaster when you suffer from graves' disease?
If your thyroid: Level has been normalized with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs, then it's like you didn't have a problem in the first place. Enjoy. If not yet treated, make sure heart rate is controlled on beta blockers and probably avoid the extreme rides. ...Read more
Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?
Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more
I'm going on holiday with my mum to ghana and I suffer from graves' disease which is still not settled, would it be a good idea to travel?
May be not: If your graves disease is not stabilized, it may be prudent to stabilize your condition to avoid having thyroid storm in unfamiliar enviroment where you not sure of avialable health resources. But talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If someone has tried and failed one of those meds, then they become more open-minded to the i-131 (radioactive iodine). I-131 usually works well and has a low side-effect profile. Surgery is an option, but has risks, and almost no one actually chooses it. ...Read more
Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. With graves' disease you can also develop protrusion or other problems with the eyes. ...Read more
Weight loss, tachycar:
The common symptoms of graves disese are
1rapid heart beat
3exopthalmos means very prominent bulging eyeballs
4 intolerance to heat
5diarrhea or loose stools
6anxiety and irritability
8goiter that is large thyroid gland
9thick red skin usually on the shins or top of the feet
10change in menstrual cycle
14erectile dysfunction libido_. ...Read more
If one is hyperthyroid, there are two ways to test for graves' disease:
1) testing for a special type of antibody that is only found in graves' disease: this is a blood test.
2) doing a thyroid uptake and scan: this involves taking a tiny amount of radioactive iodine and then analyze how your thyroid handles it.
They are both excellent tests, but the scan provides additional info. ...Read more
3 choices: The most common treatment is swallowing a pill with radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid. The least common treatment is surgery to remove the thyroid. After either of these, a person must take daily thyroid hormone forever. A third option involves taking pills to slow the thyroid down for 12-24 months and hoping that the thyroid works properly on its own afterwards. ...Read more
Sometimes: In young healthy people the stress on the heart, brain and muscles can be tolerable. Older people develop af, osteoporosis, etc. We think the natural course of graves' is for it to resolve and lead to hypothyroidism - but this assumption is based on observations from the 19th century 'till before the early 1930s - when we began to interfere with the natural course of the disease by treatments. ...Read more
Medical history: Graves and basedow were 19th century mds who wrote about hyperthyroid goiter. Most people refer to the autoimmune condition (goiter, hyperthyroid, eye findings) as graves disease, but the term "basedow disease" exists. However, there is the jod-basedow phenomenon, which refers to hyperthyroidism from too much iodine intake. This usually occurs in an iodine deficient area (not the us). ...Read more
Hyperthyroid heart: Hyperthyroidism puts a stress on your heart. The rapid heart rate may be tolerable for a while in a young person, but this can lead to arrhythmias, stroke, heart attacks in older or susceptible people. There is a condition called thyroid storm, which is rare, but involves cardiovascular collapse from extreme hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
See your doctor:
The treatment should be tailored to each patient's needs. In some, medication may be sufficient, others may require radio-iodine treatment to destroy the gland. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more
Graves diagnosis: Graves hyperthyroidism typically involves heat intolerance, tachycardia, palpitations, tremor, irritability, etc. Many other things can cause these symptoms, eg. Anxiety. With graves there is typically a goiter, elevated ft4 or t3, (liothyronine) low tsh, increased radioactive iodine uptake. Combine the symptoms with the labs, and there is not much else that can do this, except a very rare pituitary tsh-oma. ...Read more
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