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Re: what??? graves disease? Spriggy

Posted by TamaraJ on March 25, 2005, at 12:28:25

In reply to what??? graves disease?, posted by Spriggy on March 25, 2005, at 12:06:49

From what I have read, hyperthyroidism symptoms include intolerance to changes in temperature, gastrointestinal distress, muscle weakness, tremor, extreme impatience, nervousness, mental disturbances, and insomnia.

As I understand it, when hyperthyroidism also includes symptoms of eye protrusion (bulging eyes), visual disturbances and goiter, it is considered Graves disease.

Your doctor should be doing a full thyroid panel (not just TSH test) to get an accurate picture of thyroid function.


> This was thrown out to me by the doctor as a possibility.
> I know little about it but does anyone know if it would cause mental/mood changes? I know it is a disease of the thyroid... I think it's hyPERthyroid.
> Would it wig me out?
> Maybe they should hold off on all these psych drugs until they rule out all the physical things.




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