Originally Posted by JuneBugBear07
Well how does one get it? Im soo confused about this whole ordeal since i havent been able to contact a doctor about it. I get short of breath a lot, i just thought i had exercised induced asthma, maybe its a bit of both? So what exactlty do you mean about remission? lol sorry i know nothing of anything really
. My grandma had a growth on her thyroid, which i think caused her to have high thyroid, they had to remove hte whole thing. Im not sure how serious it is, because the nurse didnt know anything about thyroid or w/e. Do you feel a change after having treatments? like if you were tired or weak all the time, did it kind of go away? Im just really tired of being tired lol no matter what i do, i just have no energy. Thank you soo much for all the info!! (I am also a wee bit scared, not knowing things tends to make me nervous)
It is hereditary I hear although no one in my family has ever had it. It is an autoimmune disease and the latest theory I've heard is hormones in chicken in dairy products might be a culprit but they can't prove it.
Funny enough, the only reason I knew anything about it is because my cat had it
It's v. common in elderly cats. My endo was impressed with my knowledge on i
I was very weak and shaky and very tired. Like my mind was tired but I also felt so much "energy" that I would run on the threadmill for two hours trying to burn up energy. It was fake energy, maybe what being on speed is like? My heartrate was v. high, even while sleeping - at 120. Lots of palpitations too.
Remission means the disease is "on hiatus". LIke, "I'm a cancer patient but it's in remission" - meaning its not active. All the symptoms of Graves can be other illnesses too, like pheochromocytomas. You need a full work up pronto. I suggest you go to an endocronologist - they specialize in autoimmune diseases.