I figure that most of you are located in America so I thought I’d let
you know about my experiences with GD in South Australia. I was
diagnosed in March of this year and have been taking carbimazole, having
decided that I’d rather take the chance that a cure might be found for
this disease and I didn’t want to irrevocably damage an organ that isn’t
the problem…assuming that the autoimmune system theory causing this
disease is correct, that is.
My symptoms are not very significant, with the disease originally
showing up as a tremor and thumping heart noticeably at night, as well
as some weakness in my legs when driving (actually when pressing the
brake pedal at stoplights.
Now I’m experiencing some hair loss which my Endo attributes to the
carbimazole, so he’s reduced my intake to 4 tablets per day (was 6) and
I’m on Thyroxine as well because I started to become hypo.
Since being diagnosed, I’ve found out about 6 other people who also
have it including 2 work colleagues so it really appears quite
widespread. I’m glad to have found this support group and I’m spreading
the news to others so that they can tune in if they wish.