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      Does anyone else retain water?? When I wake up I can barely make
      a fist my hands are so swollen. I’m wondering if that is a
      symptom or if I have something else going on. Also I gained weight
      with Graves anyone else have that. I’m usually 105 and I went down
      to 98lbs but I gained it all back and a few more pounds within a
      month. Will being on PTU make me gain more weight? UGH I really
      hate not having control over my body. I’m always hungry, really
      emotional, and I’m miserable. I took a little fit this morning
      my poor daughter, she didnt even know what she did wrong. Later I
      apologized to her and she said “I know it’s because your sick mommy”
      I felt terrible. :< anyone have any advice on how to keep from
      freaking out over nothing???


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        Dear Lisa,

        I can really relate. I gained 20 pounds myself, I used to weigh 100 lbs.

        The hunger stayed the same for me on the PTU, but the PTU is the first step to getting better. Then usually you have to take the atomic cocktail.

        Talk about mood swings, I found they get better as your levels lower. If you asked anyone in my family, I was a psycho. I still get moody though, though it’s easier to control.

        I’ve had the atomic cocktail twice, been sick for about two years, hopefully on the road to recovery.

        Did they put you on any beta blockers? They help with the mood swings.

        If you would like to write me, personally, feel free. I feel like I’ve been through a lot.

        Take care and good luck!


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