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      Kitty: Thanks! I get my blood tested again in Sept. I had it done in July because I thought I was getting hypo, but my TSH came back 2.6 and my T4 was okay, too. I told them to do Free T4 because that is what my Endo likes to test on me (I was at a doctor who was covering for my internist who of course took vacation at the wrong time…). Anyway, they didn’t! I have some type of Graves with rapid conversion to T3 or something, so testing my Free T’s is better.

      What about the wave of wooden-ness? Is that common, too? When your body just feels like, well, wood, and you get foggy in the brain?

      I just sent the physician@endocrinology.com e­mail about the early menopause thing a half hour before Denise posted. I’ll see what he says.

      If my husband had taken the job he was offered in Colorado, I would be going to the convention! :-) Instead he took a transfer to Ohio and we are scheduled to move by November 1st. (The Ohio job keeps his seniority, benefits and vacation time). I’m going crazy because the real estate market here in Flipping Florida is s-l-o-w this time of year and we live a little off the beaten path…won’t get too many drivebys. Then of course, we have to take a househunting trip at the end of the month AND go see my husband’s birth mother/brothers in the flesh for the first time. The whole idea of traveling 1200 miles with three little kids, Graves’ and worrying about the house selling in time has me stressed to the max. I hate even going 90 minutes away to see my Endo, much less be in a car for hours and days.

      Anonymous
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        Hi I am wondering if anyone has knee trouble.My knees hurt very bad.Sometimes if I bend down I cant get up by my self.I had RAI on friday.Now what can I expect? I still shake most of the time.
        Thanks Jannet

        Anonymous
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          I’m having knee problems too. I just saw my doctor on Friday and I told him I was having joint problems – mostly with my knees. He wants me to exercise so I started back again yesterday. He told me to cut the amount of weights and intensity – I did. I went to the local malls for a short while today, and my knees and legs feel terrible. My knees hurt so much I’ve taken the Daypro that I have for pain. It isn’t doing much good. My ankles (especially the left) also hurt. My legs feel weak and like you sometimes I have trouble getting up or feel really weak when I go up a flight of stairs. This is driving me crazy. I’m 51 but I don’t think I should have this much flexibility problems -I’ve been working out for years. My doctor wants me to continue to work out – he wants to ward off osteoporosis if possible. I already have that mildly in my lower back and ostopenia in my neck.

          Keep me posted. Let me know what you find out about these pains.

          Anna Marie

          Anonymous
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            Janet,

            Are you seeing a doctor about your knee pain? It’s something you shouldn’t ignore. Graves’ is known to cause muscle weakness, and weak leg muscles can be really bad for the knees.

            I developed patellar tendonitis and chondromalacia in both knees last summer when I was diagnosed with Graves’ and despite getting treated fairly quickly, they still aren’t 100%. They’re a LOT better though, and I cringe when I think how much worse off I might have been if I didn’t get looked at when I did.

            I still have chondromalacia, more so in my left knee. I never had any knee trouble before Graves’, and have led an active lifestyle. Around the time my Graves’ was diagnosed, my legs shook badly going up and down steps. After I knew what was happening, I had to avoid all steps for about 2 months. I’m most likely going to have my left knee ‘scoped to get it back to 100%.

            Hopefully you don’t have what I had, but it’s best to get it looked at.

            Brian

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