Shannon, I'm sorry to hear about your Graves disease but try not to worry. The first President Bush has Graves disease and so does his wife, Barbara! It was just a coincidence, from what I have read. Anyway, she was diagnosed with that back in the late 80's I believe. She was put on medication and has done fine for 20 years and look at him....skydiving at his age! It's just frightening when you get a diagnosis and don't know much about it. It's a disease related to hyperthyroidism and we do have problems with that.
People with Graves can have lower vitamin D, too, from what I have read. They are finding out the importance of this vitamin. The FDA still says that 400 IU a day is suggested but, several years ago, I read in the Journal of the American Medical Association and article about vitamin D and how the cardiologists are saying people need at least 1,000 IU a day. So, after I read that, I started taking that amount. Nevertheless, about a year later, I found out I was deficient in vitamin D! My doctor kept upping my amount and now I take 5,200 IU a day, counting the D in my calcium and multiple vitamins, too. This would be a good question to ask at your next visit.
I'm glad they caught the Graves and you will be treated for it. That's far better than not knowing you have something wrong. Now you will start to feel better...and yes, vitamin D does really help with pain and fatigue!
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