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Had diagnosed with graves disease. Energy level dropped. TPO antibodies 592. Suggest?

Hello, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease 6 years ago. Over the past couple of months my energy level has dropped to the point where it is difficult to get out of bed each day. I had my blood work done in Nov 2012, my doctor said my thyroid levels were within normal range except for my TPO antibodies: 592 normal range 0-30. Please help
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Graves' disease is usually characterized by Heat intolerance, Sweating of hands,
Muscle weakness, Weight loss, Anxiety, Palpitations, Diarrhea along with a diffuse goitre and eye signs. Treatment depends on age and size of goitre.

Younger patients with small goitres and mild case - 18-month course antithyroid drugs is usually recommended.
Older patients with small goitres - same as above or radioiodine therapy (preferably when euthyroid).
Large goitres or moderate-to-severe cases - antithyroid drugs until euthyroid, then surgery or radioiodine therapy.

Hope it helps!
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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