I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2015 and Thyroid Eye Disease in 2016. Long boring story of fluctuating response to Propranolol and Carbimozole and the whole gamut of symptoms but finally, in the last 6 months, I have felt that the Graves was under control. Most of my symptoms have either gone or become manageable and I no longer take propranolol just 25mg of Carbimozole each day. It’s been a long time since I felt well enough to work as a teaching assistant but a few weeks ago I started to apply for a new job with a hope of returning to work in the new school term in September. However, 12 days ago I was diagnosed with Grade 2 breast cancer and my life has been turned upside. I will be starting chemo on 2/8 and then will undergo surgery in Nov/Dec.
My question is has anyone experienced having Graves, TED and chemo at the same time and what should I be thinking about or aware of in terms of how chemo might affect my thyroid?
Thanks in advance for any advice or insights.