RAI and Surgery are both IRREVERSIBLE ..
please slow down and read read read ... about The Thyroid gland .. and how Vital it is within the body.
Thyroid hormone is crucial for all parts of the body
Therefore it is urgent in Graves' disease to slow things down
I have Graves about 18 months ago I took Carbimazole at 20 mg
Per day after a few weeks went down to 10mg and then a couple of months later to 5mg per day
I am now Euthyroid that means
More or less .. normal
Because as I was coming off Carbimazole I weaned off it with Regular L Carnitine .. you must Google this to see how L Carnitine deficiency can affect your girls body
When your body is suffering with Graves you are kind of ' going at a hundred miles an hour '
....And fast running out of nutrients , vitamins and minerals ... if these things are not replaced then you will never feel right ... i.e. They Must be replaced ...
Many of the things can be replaced with good food .. but we can fast track that procedure by taking vital supplements that we have run out of ..
I was very ill when I was diagnosed .. my GP knew nothing about my Graves and offered me RAI ... not another thing !
That is why I started to self medicate as I DID NIT want to lose my very vital Thyroid Gland
I was so ill my head and body hair was falling out my toenails fell out I had hot sweats every single hour of the day AND night
I had pain in my muscles mostly large muscles in arms and calfs and shoulders
But worst of all was the anxiety and brain fog which rendered me almost unable to complete a sentence or say some words when talking . And My head shook and my voice sounded like someone else's ... shakey
I put together a list of supplements that I had learned were VITAL TO TAKE
My goal was to treat my immune system .... as the antibodies were certainly the cause of my Thyroid being overstimulated
And my immune system was responsible for the antibodies
When I asked GP about this he said Oh ! That's much to complicated !! ... N O T !!
I did it .. and so have many others on here and it has worked for many
I can hardly believe that if I had not been so determined ! I would STILL be very ill today.
Other ( many ) members in my family have not been so lucky my sister and cousin are both very very ill indeed and suffer daily because they had no help from ignorant doctors who did not know HOW to treat the Thyroid
It would be easy to lose patience with someone suffering from Graves before diagnosis as yiu cannot see their illness .....but your poor girl is suffering and probably cannot begin to understand WHY she feels this way
I was so bad I just wanted to go to bed and ... quite simply die.
So.... the first thing to do is have her bloods tested .. and include tests for antibodies Tell them you would like a printed copy of them ( her right ) And printbthem on here for members to see .. and you will get an understandable breakdown and explanation .
Tell her doctor that she needs to see an Endocrinologist tell him you are on this site and it's not Mumbo Jumbo ... you are having trusted direction .
Attend your girls appointments with her so that she is not fobbed off by anyone without support from loved ones ..
That should make her GP and Endocrinologist sit up ! My husband came with me to every Endo appt . And I know it makes them accountable !
After this start , things will begin to happen and she can get on with getting better ..
Namely beginning to take various supplements ...
She must rest , as her body is in Top Gear and she is running out of 'fuel '
Tell her you're with her in this and she's about to start feeling well again ... come back on here
Fur more info in the supplements
She must likely is very low in many minerals , vitamins and nutrients .. magnesium , B12
And D3 Are only three of those.. there are a number more
But while you wait fir spots Google those three to start with
Like this ..,
B12 deficiency in Graves' disease
Magnesium deficiency in Graves disease
D3 deficiency in Graves' disease
Best of luck to your daughter