justira ([personal profile] justira) wrote2011-07-20 01:12 pm

Diagnosis: Grave's Disease

Well. Here we finally are I guess. I have a diagnosis and a scrip for pills and we're gonna start treatment and hopefully I will feel less like shit.
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[personal profile] radish 2011-07-20 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, thyroid diseases can really fuck with a person, at a really basic level. I hope the treatment is effective and things start to improve soon!
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[personal profile] radish 2011-07-20 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
*hug* It's no fun, but at least you're armed with information and some way to deal with it. :\

Here's wishing for Star Trek-style medical tricorders within our lifetime.
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[personal profile] juniperphoenix 2011-07-20 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs* I'm glad you were able to get some answers.
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[personal profile] lassarina 2011-07-20 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
At least you have answers now. *hugs* I wish you the best of luck with managing it, and with your meds.
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[personal profile] renay 2011-07-20 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for a diagnosis. I hope the treatment helps you feel better.
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[personal profile] stealth_noodle 2011-07-20 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Thyroid problems are never fun (my family is a hotbed of hypothyroidism), but it must be a relief to have a diagnosis to work with, at least. I hope your meds make things better quickly, and that you don't have to fiddle too much with them to arrive at an effective treatment.
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[personal profile] stealth_noodle 2011-07-20 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
The thyroid is seriously the WORST GLAND for fake-outs and sneakiness and weird symptoms. It's like the thyroid is just flailing and bellowing, "I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME."

And you should frame the results and put them on your wall, because that is kind of amazing. Mine just squat right at the edge of normal; jostle them a bit, and I get to join the rest of the family on Synthroid.
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[personal profile] chaosraven 2011-07-20 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad there is possible treatment for you! I know a few people who have thyroid problems (though I don't know for sure if it's the SAME thyroid problem) and who have been pretty happy/successful with their med. I really hope the same is true for you!

The needle thing sounds like the worst kind of misery (I am also highly phobic). If it's possible to get some kind of anti-anxiety thing for the blood draws, maybe that would help? Kind of a tangent: when I had my wisdom teeth removed, they basically roofied me to keep me from freaking out. I remember going to the dentist and I remember getting home but very little else. That's probably not a BEST solution but there's gotta be some middle ground between that and a panic attack. <3
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[personal profile] darcenciel 2011-07-20 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope the treatments make you feel better!
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[personal profile] novel_machinist 2011-07-23 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Well at least you have something diagnosed. I hope that it all goes well!