I was just diagnosed with Graves’ today. The first thing I did was to get
on the net to find all the information I could.
I am 32 years old, female, mother of 7 month old boy. I find this whole
diagnoses perplexing. I am about 60 pounds overweight already and this
whole fiasco came about because I was on Phen-fen. I really exhibit
no symptoms of Graves’ at all except trembling fingers, which I
understand is also a side effect of Phen-fen.
What I have been reading here is scaring the hell out of me !!!
At 5’1″ I can not afford another pound on my body.
I have been presented with the usual treatment options. Frankly
given a choice I wouldn’t do anything about it at all, but I understand
that is not really an option.
I would appreciate any feedback, scary or not. I have never known anyone
with this disease. I really didn’t want to be the first on my block.
Thank you very much.
Reply To: Graves Disease Support GroupAnonymous1996-09-12T02:05:04-07:00