Colleen; I linv in New england. I was misdiagnosed with other things
besides GD three times. They could not figure out why my heart beat so
fast. It wasn’t until I thought I was having a heart attack that
they sent me to the ER. Even then, they only “thought” I had a thyroid
problem. When I was in the hospital this past week, I asked the doctor
if I would have had a thyroid storm if I was properly diagnosed last year.
He said no, this would not have happened. I was too far advanced, and
now we are playing “catch up”. What surprises me is the number of eye
problems people have with GD. My eyes have not given me any significant
problems. I have had a lot of weight loss and insomnia the past six
months. I had asked John earlier if he knew what would happen if I had
to go through the radioactive iodine treatment again. Will the same thing
happen.? I really don’t feel up to being in a hospital again.. I wonder
if surgery would be better for me? Do you have any information on this?