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hi I got diagnosed with graves 2 months ago and i had my RAI treatment and antithyroid pills for 2 weeks now 30 mg each day. My question is related to the symptoms of graves....

By Anonymous June 16, 2013 - 7:55pm
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I feel lack of concentration is pulling me back in my career...and unfortunately I could not find much help...I am 27 years old married .. my specialist did not share much about it I was just told I have Graves and the treatment is RAI and antithyroid meds. I dont know who should I talk to regarding what I am facing as its only me who knows how good my concentration was...Plz help me if you can...

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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER.  Common signs and symptoms of Graves' disease include:



Difficulty sleeping


A rapid or irregular heartbeat

A fine tremor of your hands or fingers

An increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin

Sensitivity to heat

Weight loss, despite normal eating habits

Enlargement of your thyroid gland (goiter)

Change in menstrual cycles

Erectile dysfunction or reduced libido

Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea

Bulging eyes 

Thick, red skin usually on the shins or tops of the feet 

The treatment goals for Graves' disease are to inhibit the production of thyroid hormones and to block the effect of the hormones on the body. Some treatments include:

Radioactive iodine therapy
With this therapy, you take radioactive iodine, or radioiodine, by mouth,

Anti-thyroid medications interfere with the thyroid's use of iodine to produce hormones or surgery.





June 17, 2013 - 4:15am
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