My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 14: upside down

In my last blog I wrote about about being back on track, well, I’m still on track but according to the bloodvalues it’s the world turned upside down. Looking at the FT4 (below) you can see it’s very low, almost on the edge of being too low and moving to a slow working thyroid. FT4Continue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 14: upside down”

My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 13: back on track

Since my last post things have been going be the FT4 value was over 50 (when it’s supposed to be within the 9-25 range). The first check was good in the sense that the FT4 value was a bit above 25, which is down by a half. The other value which they usually check, theContinue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 13: back on track”

My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 12: hard choices

At the beginning of November last year I wrote a post about the fact that Graves disease was back (although technically it never left but was under control) and I started medication. The ‘numbers’ were not that bad so I thought I would have it under control quite fast. Unfortunatly – as these things goContinue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 12: hard choices”

My Battle With Graves Disease part 11: battle lost, war not over.

As mentioned in my previous blog I started noticing some symptoms related to Graves disease (hard pumping a bit harder, not sleeping to well), but I thought it was more due to stress and a bit of time off would be good. However, having gotten 2 more measurements, the results were not good. As in,Continue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease part 11: battle lost, war not over.”

My Battle with Graves Disease, part 10: here we go again ?!

The months before my vacation in August were hectic and stressfull both at work and at home. As i mentioned in my previous blog we started looking for a house and i was looking for a new job, which i took. So i was really tired and very much looking forward to a vacation. IContinue reading “My Battle with Graves Disease, part 10: here we go again ?!”

My Battle With Graves Disease, part 9: check-up

In my last blog told about the fact that i was no longer under medical supervision and once again on my own. Hoping that the symptoms will not return and keeping up with my diet and lifestyle. I still am a bit anxious because after the first time i was ‘fired’ i had a relapseContinue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, part 9: check-up”

My Battle With Graves Disease, part 8: you’re fired!

It has been about 18 months since i stopped taking medicine for the second time due to Graves disease flaring up. It was also time for potentially my last call/visit (again) with the docter depending on the latest bloodtest. But also an uncertain feeling popping up. The call Since we are still in a lockdownContinue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, part 8: you’re fired!”

My Battle with Graves Disease, part 7: setback scare

When i got back from vacation at the end of august i felt relaxed, ready to go to work. Then i opened my inbox and my first thought was: ‘why can’t things run smoothly for a short while’. The first day back and i already lost my relaxed mindset. Shortly after i started feeling aContinue reading “My Battle with Graves Disease, part 7: setback scare”

My Battle With Graves Disease, part 6

How i feel Since my last blog about graves disease i kept check on how i feel and how much i weigh. Feeling agitated and losing weight (and not sleeping well) are primary indicators something is up. So far so good, despite COVID-19 being around. My weight has been rather stable, between 96 and 98Continue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, part 6”

My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 5

Here’s an update since my last blog and i want to tell you about stuff that has happened and about the some symptoms which i wasn’t sure about. Sleeping Sleeping was/is still a bit of a problem, which is often a precursor to poor health, and i often wake up somewhere between 2 and 3Continue reading “My Battle With Graves Disease, Part 5”