I was recently diagnosed with Graves Disease after feeling that I was dying - heart racing, eyes aching, every bone in my body aching and horrendous tremors. I was immediately put onto Carbimazole 20mg x2 and beta blockers 2.5mg x1. My endocrinologist has told me to take oestrogen gel 1.0mg x1 and to start to take Levothyroxine 75mg x1 starting on 01.02.14. I do not understand this condition or why I need to take thyroxine if my levels are still high ? I do not understand what the effect oestrogen has on this condition ?
I feel so tired, my shoulders and arms are aching, legs weak, headaches and sore eyes and still have days where I feel my heart is racing - will I ever feel any better ?