Thanks so much for your post! Yeah, I was rolling my eyes when he was talking about who to see about TED when he doesn't even know much, if anything, about it. But like you said, at least I got a new Rx for glasses and we'll see if that helps. I'll take in my Rx tomorrow, and hopefully will have them soon.
The hard part about warm packs and massage is that I usually fall asleep watching TV (I work late and can't fall asleep right when I get home.) I wonder if doing this in the morning instead will help the same? I can see relaxing with a cup of tea when I first get up!
Macular degeneration runs in my family, although I have no signs of that at all, so I always try to wear sunglasses to limit my UV exposure if I'm outside when it's bright. When I got my eyes dilated yesterday I had to wear them even inside the house for a while.
I'm not the most patient person in the world, and I felt bad for decades with many, many hypo symptoms that doctors wouldn't treat, although I had antibodies for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, because my labs were “normal.” Finally was treated and felt like I understood how other people managed to get anything done. To then turn around and less than 2 years later find out I was hyper and with Graves antibodies has been tough for me. I don't like how the Methimazole makes me feel, even if it's reduced the hyper symptoms, because I've lost so much energy. The last month has seemed like an eternity waiting for my labs to get drawn in another 2 weeks.
I know I'm very lucky to not have major Graves symptoms, but I did have major Hashimoto's symptoms and truly I'd rather feel a little hyper than hypo!
Anyway, thanks for listening to me rant, Shirley. You've been very kind.