Hello guys, i am a 35 year old mother of 2
Amazing children. I was diagnosed in October last year with graves disease. It took a least a couple of months before I was diagnosed because my symptoms were quite spread out and was sent for a heart scan at one point due to ankle swelling, extreme rapid heart beat and shaking. I also remember dropping the shampoo while in the shower, bending down to get it and not being able to get up again!
Once I found out, I went to see a specialist who put me on carbimazole which was going well until I couldn't shake the flu so I want to the doctor for a blood test. The results came back with my white cell count which was down to 0.7 and it should be between 4,500-10,000! I was taken to hospital and was barrier nursed for a week until the cell count started raising. Problem is, because this happened my specialist is only giving me the option of radio iodine or going down the surgical route. He has given me 4 weeks to 'mend myself' and if not, choose out of the 2 he suggested.
I am now self helping my body with cutting out gluten, which after a week most of my symptoms were gone. I also eat 3 Brazil nuts a day, take a combined Vit b12 and magnesium and a vitamin D spray. I would say I feel at least 80% better although I am still sluggish and probably wouldn't be able to work any more then 30 mins or so. I also had acupuncture and reflexology. I am really hoping with my next blood test that the specialist is happy with the results as I do feel so much better.......time will tell.
Anybody out there with any success stories by going down the natural route?