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    Hi Debbie,
    I have noticed that many of us seem to function better if our thyroid levels are in the higher range of normal. I think it is because when the disease started and we were over-active we got used to operating at the high rate. I think it must be a shock not only to the body but to the mind to go through the drastic change after we receive treatment and therefore we become depressed or have symptoms of depression afterwards. One thing I do know for sure is that depression comes with this disease. I think that if our doctors listened to us more they would have a much better understanding of Graves Disease. If an endocrinologist sat down and read all of the messages on this board I think they would see this disease in a whole new light. It contains more knowledge about Graves than any text book they could read.
    Don’t you think so?
    Bye Kathy