Although I was diagnosed and treated for Grave’s Disease over 10 years
ago, I still wonder what the long term affect will be on my health.
My story is similar to all of yours – In the beginning,
I was very, very depressed.
I cryed every day and even considered suicide. I thought that I
was losing my mind. My story ended with Iodine radiation pill,
daily dosage of Synthroid,
a divorce (my husband thought that I was making it up for
attention), and a daily battle with my weight. Does anyone else
have this same problem? I work out and watch what I eat, but I still
cannot control my weight. During the time that I was treated, my weight
was on a rollercoaster – unfortunately it stayed at the top.
Also, I still have periods of depression. I do not know if this is
related to having Grave’s Disease or if it is normal daily life.
FYI- one doctor told me once to take only Synthroid, not the generic
I would love to hear from someone who has lived with this for quite
some time or if the people who have been recently diagnosed have
any questions, perhaps I can give you some insight to my experiences.