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Graves Disease, blood test shows blood sugar level border high. Not o'weight, gluten free, dairy free. So thirsty, frequent urination, tired. T 2 diabetes?

Grave's Dis & sugar. 37 F Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes? ANS: Graves can interfere with glucose metabolism and lead to what looks like T2DM. So ask your Grave's Dr.s down there. Read more...

I eat a lot of seaweed, I eat sushi almost everyday, my friend told me that seaweed is not good for my graves' disease, is it true?

Yes. Too much iodine can cause the graves disease to be harder to treat. You run the risk of being more hyperthyroid with excessive iodine intake. The thyroid uses the iodine and makes more hormones causing worsening hyperthyroid. Read more...

Since suffering from graves' disease, I haven't had a good night sleep, and it's affecting me, especially my studies, what should I do?

Until you. Can control and normalize your thyroid level with either radioiodine or antithyroid drugs, get your doctor to prescribe a beta blocker like metoprolol. It don't treat your thyroid, but can block some or most of the effects of the excess thyroid hormone on your nervous system, making you life a lot more comfortable and safer as well. 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?

Travel graves. It is unclear how severe your graves was at diagnosis how long you have been on mess generally symptoms can be controlled with ned's in 6 weeks also it will be hot and make you uncomfortable due to hyper metabolic status also physical stress may be difficult to tolerate check with your physcian for advice. Read more...
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...

My graves' disease ft4 is getting worse, it's now 88.6 and it's been a year since on medication, would surgery or radio treatment be a good option?

See endocrinologist. I assume your free T4 level is pmol/l, and is indeed high. You are not on enough dosage of an antithyroid drug (methimazole). Some people require doses as high as 30 mg twice daily. It would certainly be reasonable to think about definitive treatment of the hyperthyroidism by surgery or radio iodine. You should see an endocrinologist to help you decide. Read more...

4 months pregnant with graves' disease, would surgery or radio iodine be a good option? As medication is not improving the illness.

Graves pregnancy. Radioiodine is not used in pregnancy. It will destroy the baby's thyroid. Usually medications (ptu (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouracil) preferred) and surgery if necessary. Care has to be taken not to damage the baby's thyroid from high doses of ptu (propylthiouracil). If surgery is to be done, it should be during the 2nd trimester. You should be seen by a high risk pregnancy specialist. Read more...
No radioiodine. You cannot have radioiodine i-131 treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Read more...