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.