Other stuff combined with Graves is the pits. Ask your Doc for alternatives to Albuteral as *I personally knwo there are.* No knowing all the rules to this BB I hesitate to suggest. Along with Graves, I had diabetes and asthma so bad I had a disabled plackard. Since I started taking the new asthma medicine and dropped weight, I tossed the permit. You may have seen in a previous posting that I did the SF Bay to Breakers last year in 75 minutes. So there is hope. (I used to carry a bag (literally) of asthma meds and never went anywhere without a peak flow meter and insulin.) Maybe someon can tell me if I can share with Mary this great new asthma med. My doc says it is now the premier med for asthma. Worked for me. Know there is hope. Don’t give up. Be tough. This BB has lots of info.
I met with the endo yesterday and my scan showed definate graves. This BB has helped me so much knowing there are others who are going through all of this. My heart rate was l32 in his office and it’s such a horrible feeling. For the time being I will be on the pills; hopefully to get me feeling better and then I’m pretty sure that I’m going to do the radio active iodine. My eyes don’t seem to be affected and this doctor said you don’t need to have them checked! I think I do! I also have chronic asthma which has flared up with my graves symptoms peaking; albuteral speeds up the heart which doesn’t help! Can’t be on a beta blocker with asthma so am on verapamil for the heart.Don’t like all this medication.