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Graves' disease and ME


Senior Member
New Zealand
I am interested to know if anyone else has had both conditions? My energy levels were, unsurprisingly, significantly improved when I was hyperthyroid. Taking the meds to lower my thyroid levels, and being inadequately monitored (in my opinion) led to me becoming temporarily hypothyroid. My ME was exacerbated considerably and I have never recovered.

One of the reasons I am asking now is that I have just read an abstract about successful treatment of the TSH antibodies in Graves with Rituximab.... Those pesky B cells again!