Speaking of sinus infections, that is what finally led to my diagnosis
with Graves. I had continual sinus headaches and pressure, even a short
ride in the car with the windows down resulted in congestion and a
headache so bad that I was bedridden and only eventual sleep would bring
relief. After several months of treatment with antibiotics and even
steroids brought no relief, I was brought in for sinus scans. During the
follow-up appointment the Dr. noticed my tremors which I attributed to
constant sinus medication, and also some swelling in my neck. She took
a blood test and called me into her office 2 days later with the Graves
diagnosis. Anyway, I never really thought much about the two being
related but for someone who had sinus trouble off and on for several
years, I don’t have so much anymore. I was diagnosed in ’94 and took
Rad.Iod. in Dec.94 and started Synthroid around March’95. Still working
to achieve the right dose and dealing with the eye problems.
Good luck to all….JulieT.