Mother had Graves disease (overative thyroid) and was diagnosed at my age (55)...
My TSH of 2.48
T4 Index (T7) 1.3 out of range on the low end
T4 Free 0.8 the lowest of the range reference
T3 UPTAKE 29
Symptoms I am experiencing:
thinning of your skin/itchy and dry
fine brittle hair
muscular weakness especially involving the upper arms and thighs
more frequent bowel movements
weight loss despite a good appetite
burning and itchy skin
heartbeat in the thyroid gland area
Saybian Morgan wrote:George looks this up as I'm only mentioning from memory of anecdote, and sometimes thats all it takes to get one on the path to self healing. I remember a very old very wise man talking about health issues he had recovered from, it was graves disease with pitting edema. I can only remember half of the remedy but it was iodine tablets and the other half was a health food supplement widely available. If you do find details in relation to the disease and iodine tablets, i'd look up either the other element that was complimentary or possibly symbiotic in helping the body uptake the component in the iodine. Similar to how for people to take glucosamine it has to be taken with chondroitin. Give Potassium Iodide a shot as the element to go with the iodine tablets that taken alone seem to have side effects of their own. I could go on an on but it's you that have to walk the road so I'll let you find your own path, I hope I've helped point out the way.