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      shannon dianne jan luci debbie jeannette juls,bebe sue em peggy
      sheila,lynn,pam,ann,peggy,tammy,donna,red,val,jean,joan oh gee i forget so many of you , sorry jeanette i know i spelled your name wrong well its 3 am i cant sleep im crazy steve and wishing all of you ladies
      a happy valentines day , to your men spoil them rotten or i will steal them away . :)

      steve

      Anonymous
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        I’ve had trouble sleeping ever since I was born, (according to my parents)but things have really escalated this past year. My diagnosis of Graves came about as a result of fainting at shcool and being taken to the emergency room of the local hospital. I thought, as did my parents, that the faint was do to my mitral valve prolapse problem. However, what we found out, after some blood test were performed, was that I have Graves’ disease. From what I have learned so far, that might explain why I wake up 4-5 times a night and am lucky to get 3 hours of sleep. This is a real problem when your only 16 years old and have to stay alert in classes. In addition to the sleep problems, I also have problems with hair falling out, brown spots on my lower legs, irregular periods, etc.. I have been on Tapazole 10mg 2x daily for about 1-month and the latest blood test, according to my doctor, indicates that the hormone level is about where it should be. Unfortunately, I don’t feel any better. I would appreciate any suggestions on the sleep issue and any other words of advice or encouragement.

        Anonymous
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          Its strange to read these notes and realize how much their symptoms match your own symptoms. I NEVER realized that my insomnia had anything to do with a serious medical problem such as GD. (nor did I realize that my really bad irregular periods, dizzy spells, shakey hands, etc had anything to do with it either) For the past few months I have been taking an over-the-counter “natural” sleep aid called Melatonine. I started taking it since I ran out of Xanax (I HATE to fly) Melatonine makes me sleepy, relaxed and does not leave me groggy the next day. I asked my Dr. it it was ok for me to take. I have a mild (please god) case of GD. Just diagnosed last week ! Good luck to you- Sweet dreams.
          Pattie (sleepy in NJ but I’ve got to write out my bills yet !)

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