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    Thanks so much Karen! I actually find myself coming here instead of Facebook. I spend hours trying to find out as much as I can about this ailment. I always ask myself why me; why out of everyone in my family was I plagued with this. I still have not found the answer to this question, but I hope someday I will. Thank you so much for your support.

    vanillasky wrote:
    Hi! welcome to our support group.

    I read your story and wanted to cry. Except for the eye involvement, I also suffer from Graves’ disease and have been for years literally before the proper diagnosis.

    It is one horrid disease, that’s why I come here. You will find this internet forum is one that understands and you won’t hear comments about “big eye” girls. We all are in the same boat.

    For me, it has been something (because of diagnosis of Hashimotos) a very long road, several endocrinologists and doctors in general to finally figure out what is wrong. They are too quick to diagnose anxiety or depression without checking out tsh. I too, went to the ER twice. Nearly passed out from heat intolerance and palpitations and down to 89 pounds.

    You can vent here and don’t worry about putting sentences together. I rant and rave all the time and these people all listen!