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In November of 2018 I was diagnosed with Graves my levels were TSH .004 , T3 free was 5.9 , T4 free 2.73 TSI 9.20 and Troponin was 0.006 . It all started with not feeling well my heart rate was really high along with all the other symptoms so I went to Dr and saw a APRN she done bloodwork and called and said my thyroid levels were off and prescribed me 100 mcg levoxyl and after about a week on this med my condition worsened and I found myself in the ER to find out that she was treating me for hypo when I was actually hyper . I am now taking propranolol 40 mg 2xday and 20 mg methimozole daily . My breathing with exertion is still bad , I still can’t lay on my back or stomach to sleep without feeling I can’t breathe and now I am having hip and upper leg pain at night really bad . Has anyone else had breathing problems and if so how long is this gonna last until it improves ? Thanks

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You need vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 tested

Very often these are too low and cause symptoms and also affect thyroid

Low vitamin D causes bone and joint pain

Tight chest/breathlessness can be low ferritin or low iron

Look at strictly gluten free diet for helping with Graves

See Amy Myers website

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I'm afraid we need the ranges for those blood test results to make sense of them. Ranges vary from lab to lab. Although I can see that your TSH was very low, which would suggest Grave's. But, your Frees also look low, which would be hypothyroidism. But, can't really say without the ranges. :)

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