hi every one. i just wanted to know if any body else has or is experincing what ive gone through and am going through. im a 29 yr old male three years ago i was diagnosed with graves disease. to make a long story short , if i can iwas on tapazole for a year didnt work of course the endo. right away said if i wanted to get over this take the rai. it did not work ,back on tapazole for 6 months then again i was told i would need another rai. guess what id did not work.not to mention that through all this i was told by the endo that it was a terrible disease but these meds/ iodine treatments would take care of everything. well needless to say i blame alot on my self because it wasnt till later i stared to realize and do reasearch on the disease and treatment options tll i was already entangled in this mess
and through this period now working on 2 years i developed terrible anxziety and a loss for all hope of feeling better.as a matter of fact after the depression and anxziety stared i complained constantly and the endo and my primary care physician told me basically it was in my head wich inturn fuled this even more.well like i said i would try and make this short as of may of this year we discussed my wife and me and the doctor that the ********ctomy was my last and best option.ok here is the kicker two blood tests later and on syntroid im am i guess supose to be normal.
i feel like a truck has ran over me. after the second rai i stared to develop terrible muscel cramps in my back,neck feet and toes , have had terrible headaches,and one of the noticable symptoms was a rapid heartbeat from the begining now that i got that out all this was supose to go away .fourmonths later still the same symptoms, but am suppose to be getting better.it is like one day i feel hyper one day i feel hypo.anyway i have two young kids and am pretty young myself i have no energy , am the main bread winner of the family and sometimes fight tooth and nail to get up and make it through the day. i know this was a lot of venting is it time i need still for all the side affects to go away or look in to other things i dont know about. its alittle hard to find info about thyroid disease in males.i have gone an seen a rheumatoid arthritis doctor had some tests all seems cool. am i stressed beyond belife im a lost male. i apoligize if none of this makes sense please reply . email me . it was nice just to vent this out.