I have the disease known as Graves, which causes hyperthyroidism. I couldn’t have gotten the symptoms that include rapid or sudden weight loss … oh no. I had to get it so that I don’t drop a pound, but somehow everything else is on overdrive … like I am exhausted to the point of feeling like I have to peel myself off the bed in the mornings. And, yay, lucky me … when I do … finally get to that point, my clothing, the sheets, any bedding I used … all of it is soaked like the towel I use right after my shower and smells like I peed the bed all night. That makes for a lot of laundry!
I’m not in the best of relationships, and I’m quite sure it’s going to be hard to get into one with this issue. Now I understand why some couples sleep in separate bedrooms! I’m thinking it will either come to that, or some kind of embarrassing rubber sheets for the rest of my life.
The worst thing about being 42 and having this disease is that I won’t know when I hit menopause. I’ll be having hot flashes and it will all be rolled into one as one big nuisance of existence in my life — the thyroid issue AND the hot flashes and all.
I take the drug methimazole for this condition, and yet it doesn’t seem to do a damned thing.