What treatments helped your hyperthyroidism? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Mary, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I was diagnosed in May 2019 with Graves’ disease. I was put on 3 tablets of methimazole and 2 tablets of propranolol. Five months later I almost passed out at work due to my heart rate being so low. They took me off of the propranolol. I am currently going from hyperthyroidism to hypo. I still experience the following symptoms: chest pains, heart palpitations, tiredness, sluggishness, losing my hair, and dry skin. Currently I have both symptoms. It's been 6 months but feels like a life time.

Comment from: K327, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 months ago. It began with itchy skin and scalp, and hot flashes. Sleeping very little at night even though I’m tired, shaky hands, weakness, sometimes difficulty walking, muscle pain without working out, weight loss, thirsty, irritability, feeling depressed and scared, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, no period, night sweats and just uncomfortable in my own skin. I also had back pain. I thought I was dying! I went to my obstetrician/gynecologist, family practitioner, and orthopedic surgeon.

Comment from: Jenn92, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

My hyperthyroidism symptoms are severe heat intolerance, panic attacks every day out of the blue, rapid weight loss, very dry and very itchy skin, severe tremors in my hands, and rapid heart rate with irregular rhythm, skipped beats, fluttering, pounding, and “heart stop” feeling. I am always hungry with extreme thirst, and always having to urinate and pass bowels. I have occasional chest pain, and shortness of breath. My hair is falling out by the handfuls and my body is always tired and weak.

Comment from: Precioso, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I was diagnosed with high FT4 with normal TSH, and my doctor told me that it is ok and no need to worry. But I am always feeling weak without enough energy, especially after my morning exercise, I feel tired and my eyes are dry and irritated and feels like I want to have a nap, sometimes blurry vision. I wonder if it could be hyperthyroidism.

Comment from: 13-18 Female Published: January 15

I’ve been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism for over four years now. I am currently 16. I’m always very weak and tired to the point where I don't feel like going to school. I lose a lot of hair, and I always have a fast heart rate as well as trembling hands.

Comment from: Val, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I have hypothyroidism and started feeling like I aged 20 years in a few months. My blood results showed my T4 level was too high. The symptoms were no energy, blurry vision, hot flashes, peeling skin on my palms and heels, and stiff muscles and joint pain in my knuckles, knees, ankles, wrists and shoulders. I felt really weak and my dexterity was terrible. My doctor reduced my Synthroid last week. It could be weeks before I see relief.

Published: April 30

I have diarrhea, gritty eyes, rapid heartbeat, aches and pains all over my body, hair loss, anxiety, depression, itchy, eye pain, breathing problems, no energy, lack of focus, pain in hands, feet, and legs. Trust me this is one disease you don't want!


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