Dear Support Group of Health Unlocked,
I have finally decided to ask your help
I’ve never been really ill in my life; play tennis, do yoga every day and eat sensibly and am coming up 74.
4 years ago to the day now, I was pitched over onto a concrete floor at M&S when some idiot left an empty wheeled mirror-stand in the passageway to the food store which tripped me up trying to get round.
I fell right onto my throat and and jaw, and blacked out for a while.
I had a left knee operation.
I was diagnosed with Grave’s Dysthyroid, which you can only get if you’ve had hyperthyroid before – which I did, having a thyroidectomy when 25,
However I am still unwell from this fall - now 4 years ago, and wondered whether you could help with any of these really frustrating side-effects
I, Sore dry eyes, Right lid red and swollen – can’t wear any make-up
2. Aversion to bright light
3. Hair falling out
Heart won’t slow down enough to sleep unless I take half a Phenergan tablet
4 wake up with tunes in my head.
5. can’t sing any longer as mid-range notes are difficult to pitch
6 Last 8 months very soft bowel movements. (A colonoscopy showed nothing).
7 extensive peeing. And smelly as above.
8 Feel stress easily
9 now have arthritis in knees, base of thumbs and around left great trochanter – though probably this last maybe just wer and tear from old age
10 don’t know what to do about the above and feel dismayed.
Does Graves Dysthyroid ever get better? Especially these horrid side-effects?
Can anybody help with any suggestions.
NB I’m on 100 mgs of thyroxine every day.