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Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I'm to have my thyroid removed in 9 days and my bloodwork came back with a TSH of 0.01. My doctor said that it was surpressed and that I had thyrotoxicosis. ????

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your levels checked? Have you noticed any weight loss or weight gain?

Last Friday, March 9th. I have gained 20 pounds since last April.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Some hypo symptoms - cold, tired, gaining weight, etc.

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do you have Graves?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not that I'm aware of. This is the first I've heard of this today.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just want to know what it is and what the symptoms/downsides are. Thanks!

I think you have Grave's disease

this is when the immune system activates the thyroid

then it is so active it is toxic

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Should I be concerned? The doctor wants me to get another blood test.

Yes, it is actually very serious

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