I have been treating the symptoms of Graves disease for the past three and a half months. I have had some great improvements, and I also still do not feel well. Improvements: my hands are not shaking anymore; my handwriting is better; I can hold a cup of coffee in my hands without turning it into a milk shake. Normal stool, with much less frequency; free of stomach pain; less pain in my body; less hair loss. Things which have not improved: My heart still beats too fast; eyes are bulging a little; swelling around eyes and eyeballs look glassy; bloodtests no changes. Talking to my GP, who has been very supportive with my journey, she now suggests for me to go on low doses of Thyroid medication, and I really have to agree with her. I have the choice of PTU or MMI. I have done a lot of research on both drugs, and MMI comes out better with less sideeffects. Love to know if anyone had experience with either of these drugs. I intent to continue with my natural treatments, and include a low dose of thyroid medication. Question now: Why didn't it work the natural way when there are so many expert posts, books, videos out there to tell us it is possible? I still believe it is possible, however, I found that one gets very little support from alternative medicine practitioners due to their lack of knowledge. The best success I have had is with chinese medicine, however, I have done all the research myself. Western Herbs are good to keep symptoms at bay, however, no cure. They are all happy to help me once I am on medication, however, they do not help otherwise. I can help myself once I am on medication. Reason why I have decide to do it now is that I am concerned about the effect on my heart is I don't, and also my bones. I only weigh 46kg, and have no energy.