I went through graves diease then went thru hyper thyroid to hypo thyroid and now am on the way back to hyper. Just lately I am having alot of eye problems, watery eyes, always looks like I am crying, and just the past two days I wake up and have double vision for awhile then that straightens out, went to the eye dr. and he said my vision is ok, went to my thyroid dr. and he said he thinks it is due to alergies, i am really lost on this one any ideas anyone?? amy help will be greatly appreciated. Nancy
I don't have Graves, but I have Hashi's. I tend to have trouble with my right eye, it waters, it burns, it feels scratchy etc. Just as you I went to the eye dr and they sent me through the whole nine yards of tests and they all came back o.k., so since it happens most often when my levels are off, I chalk it up to being caused by the thyroid.
K9 thanx for replying to the post!! I get watery eyes and thought l was odd one out as everyone else apart from the poster has dry eyes!! I never connected the fact dry eyes could cause watery ones! Thanx for that yes poster me too watery bloody eyes
I'm doing Ok, Thanx for asking. I worked really hard yesterday and I was hurten for certain last night but what can you do. I still have some to get ready today and then I can relax tomorrow. I planned it that way so I would not be totally out of energy for the show Friday and Sat. I enjoy making the angels and I enjoy being out among the people but I am so wasted for a couple of weeks when it is over. I used to do these almost every weekend in the fall and up to the holidays. I could never do that now.
As for the palpatations I get, I get them usually when I am at rest, or at least just doing something easy like emptying the dishwasher. I can go all day and be fine but let me sit down to watch a TV show or read or even go to bed, and sure enough, if I've had a stressful or fairly active day, the flutters begin and it takes a while for them to subside. They don't frighten me as much as they used to unless I feel pain in my jaw or shoulders with it. That has happened a few times. Also, since my synthroid has been increased and my free T4s and T3s are in the upper range of normal I haven't had the flutters at all that I have noticed. That may just be the trick to it all.
Dry, watery, red, bulging eyes are all symptoms of Graves' Disease. I have it. Your endocrinologist should have measured your eyes. An opthalmologist will prescribe you drops for the dryness. Be careful and see a eye doctor as soon as possible for you can develop problems such as corneal ulcers because of the excessive dryness and that's a whole load of other problems you just don't need.
I went through the eye problems as well. Mine were very dry and scratchy, and the double vision kept getting worse and worse. I went to one opthamologist who said "it's just your age", but went to another who said it's definitely Grave's Disease. He put prisms in my lenses, and no more double vision. A second opinion never hurts. Like the other person said, some opthamologists are not experienced with Grave's Disease, so find one who is. Good luck.