Kimberly
Online Facilitator
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    Hello – This is a nice piece from the GDATF on the mental/emotional impact of having thyroid hormone levels out of balance.

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    http://gdatf.org/about/about-graves-disease/patient-education/whats-wrong-with-me/

    I would definitely discuss this issue with your doctor to get his/her feedback. Have your levels stabilized since your diagnosis? If so, you *should* start to see some relief. If your levels have been stable all this time, perhaps your doc can help you look into another possible cause. You deserve to feel well again!

    In the meantime, building some “down time” into your day to focus on activities that bring you joy and give you energy is helpful. Examples might include meditation, gentle yoga, walking, reading, watching funny movies, or attending a live musical or theatrical performance.

    Take care!