Thyroid Issues and Concerns

Graves Disease
September 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Hi my name is Dawn. I was diagnosed with Graves disease last year. I was admitted to the hospital for a week with pneumonia that collapsed my lung. During my stay I had addressed a concern about my losing 27 pounds in a month without dieting or an explanation for the weight loss I got excessively thin.  I was also having a rapid heart rate and was very tired.  During my hosptial stay tests were done on my thyroid and found out it was Graves disease.  August of last year I had to get the radioactive iodine treatment and had to be quarantined for a week. My thyroid is now non-functioning. I am also on a beta blocker for my rapid heart rate and am having a battle to get my weight regulated.  I am on Levothyroxine. 


  • LilyPondOasis
    September 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Welcome to the group. Sorry for the slow response as I recently started a new job. 

    I am on levothyroxine as well for hypothyroidism. I have not had a thyroid scan in years. 

    Hope the meds are helping you and you feel better now. Take care.

  • Amanda52007
    September 17, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Hi! Your story sounds like my daughters. At the age of 5, she had the radioactive iodine pill to destroy her thyroid.

  • drsdolphin
    September 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Wow that is a young age. Hope she is doing okay.

    September 24, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    I had the RAI in November of 2007.   I take Synthroid 88 daily.  It took ealry 2 years for me to get my diagnosis and that seems to have taken a toll on my body.  I now have Cealic Disease and if I eat gluten at all my body doens not absorb the Synthroid and my numbers get out of whack.  It seems I have a lifetime battle on my hands.  

    How do you feel daily?

  • drsdolphin
    September 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I am tired all of the time. I also have Type II diabetes so that does not help much.  I'm on Levothyroxin 175 daily.

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