This is how Graves Disease Feels
There are days like today I can't even get out of bed .
I have TED ( thyroid eye disease ) so driving can be challenging some days too . I call myself very lucky to have found a fantastic ocular specialist and every few months I have to have Medrol Infusions (IV therapy ) three times a week .
I also am one of the rare people that have Pretibial Myexedma . It's a skin condition on my calves that requires steroid cream and is painful and red and there isn't a cure. The best they can do is inject steroids into the areas. It's very disturbing but I would rather be proactive with my disease.
This autoimmune disease is so complicated and I require regular blood work .
I had a thyroidectomy so I take medication to keep me alive . It's a syndrome
In short, it effects my whole system . Endocrine, adrenal, etc .
This disease is hereditary .
This disease causes brain fog .
I thought after two bouts of breast cancer I had had my fill, but it seems I have more challenges .
The most important factor that a Graves Disease patient needs is support .
It is a battle going on day by day to charge that battery .
Please don't give up on us . We need you .
Think of Graves as a ship in a storm . Try to hold on for the waves to pass!
UPDATE: I will be having eye decompression surgery in October 2017 .