Graves Disease and Depression

There was a time, before I was diagnosed with Graves, that I was in a very dark place emotionally. It could be a coincidence, but it came after a series of stressful events. Stress is known to be a big trigger for Graves. And I wonder if there is also a true correlation between Graves … ...

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Eating With Graves Disease

Since being diagnosed with Graves Disease, I’ve gotten a lot of advice on what and what not to eat. In the past five years I’ve become so aware of what I’m eating, that food is starting to not be fun anymore. I try it all though, hoping that something will trigger a consistent sense of … ...

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The Frustrations of Being a Graves Disease Patient

Focusing on one area/system of the body is supposed to make doctors experts in their field. But are they becoming experts, or just developing a bad case of tunnel vision? My question stems from the frustrations of being a Graves Disease patient. When I was growing up we went to the doctor when we got … ...

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Graves Disease and Anxiety

It’s been my experience that Graves Disease and Anxiety go hand in hand. Most doctors don’t prepare us for this or even acknowledge it. It’s the old, ‘Your levels are normal so Graves can’t be causing it’ thing. That always confuses me. They tell us that even when we get our levels under control or … ...

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Graves Disease And Stress

Autoimmune Disease occurs when our immune system produces antibodies that attack our body’s own tissue. It’s not always clear what causes the immune system to misfire. But there seems to be a direct correlation between Graves Disease and stress. When I look back over the five or so years prior to noticing symptoms of Graves … ...

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