10/1/10 My TSH was normal. Somewhere since then things have changed. In May 2012 when my TSH was tested, it was undetectable which started the ball rolling, albeit slowly. August 13th I was diagnosed with Graves after the blood and uptake tests. As of Aug 29, I've started 20 mg Methimazole (my doctor is a minimalist which I like). I've started noticing very small, but clear differences and I'm very hopeful.
This whole experience thus far has been challenging. It probably didn't help that while being sick with grave's unknowingly, mid July of this year I had an emergency appendectomy as a result of a ruptured appendix.
I suppose the good news is the incision is almost healed and the MMI appears to be kicking in, somewhat at least giving me the hope that there will be further improvement. Compared to the last 1.5 years, this is nirvana (ok, well not quite).
I would be lying to say I'm not scared of what will be, but having the resources provided here help me to belive I'll get through this. Actually I just wanted to say “Hi” to you all and am thrilled you are here. I've been reading here for a bit before actually joining and I think this is an amazing site with substantial information. Thank you for being here.