I’ve recently been diagnosed with Graves Disease and I feel like my life is over.
Although nausea doesn’t seem to be a common symptom, it’s the worse for me. It’s stopped me from working, although it’s gotten better, I feel it would still prevent me from working the best I can. Can people still work with Graves?
I also wanted to train as a musical theatre performer, I’m 21 years old and wanted to do so much. Now it seems I shall be unwell for the rest of my life and have no chance of training in dance or singing for it could make me worse with all the exercise and possibly heart issues, and the strain that will be put on my throat.
Has anybody ever been cured of Graves, or had it go away after a while without developing Hypothyroidism after? Is there anything I can do to help myself get over Graves?
How do people not feel depressed with all the food that you apparently can’t eat? I’ve heard that I should avoid iodine, but also that a leaky gut could cause thyroid issues, meaning I should avoid things that could cause a leaky gut. Thus, my diet must now be free of gluten, dairy, soya, processed, salt, beans, alcohol, fish, sugar limited meats...I even heard about avoiding potatoes too! Basically reduced to riceand fresh fruit and veg and some meat...
I can’t even eat with my family anymore. How do people deal with this? I hate to seem so negative about this, but it feels hopeless.