Friday, October 23, 2009

Thyroid test "Normal"

I saw my doctor yesterday aftering having my usual blood tests done on Tuesday. I am happy to say that the tests have come back at an acceptable level (as I suspected). I didn't write down my readings (I will get these from my doctor next visit) but I remember the TSH was 0.7. But I was told that all is good. After telling her that I have not taken any medication (dose that I was told to take at last visit - 1 neo-mercazale to keep heart rate down) now for a few weeks and my heart rate is fine she is happy for me to come back in 6 months or before if any symptoms come back. I am obviously really happy that my Grave's has subsided and hopefully is gone for good. Time will tell. I know that medication was necessary in the beginning but I think that maybe diet, lifestyle changes and possibly dental revision may have played a part in my cure. I cannot be 100% sure but every day I read about GD sufferers who never get to the stage I have, so I will continue to do what I am doing. I hope that there are some sufferers out there who might benefit from my documenting my journey over the past 18months. Maybe some of the things I have discovered have worked for me will also work for someone else. Good Luck to all!

2 comments:

  1. So glad to read this post - and so thankful you found remission (whatever that is ha). Remember your story is such an encouragement to others and we have to share with the Graves folks who are in their darkest hour and have no hope that they can overcome it. There were many days I wondered if I would, and I know you did too, and many wondering now.

    We shall overcome!!!

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  2. I'm happy for you, too. I wish we would have had blogs 10 years ago (I don't think we did--lol). With access to more info, I would have tried other options like you have done--instead of fooling with that RAI procedure.

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