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    Hi, Diane: Something you should check with your doctor — everything I’ve read insists that the beta blockers should not be used as TREATMENT for Graves. They are used to make us more comfortable from the symptoms of Graves, but there should be some other treatment given for the disease itself. Otherwise your thyroid hormone levels can go toxic on you, and you will be really, really ill. There are several causes of hyperthyroidism. Graves is the most common, but a viral infection of the thyroid can also do it (thyroiditis). So, double check. Find out why you are hyperthyroid. If it is Graves, find out why there has been no other treatment started.