I came to see Doctor Stephen Ferguson after struggling with Graves disease for some time. Graves disease is a condition where my thyroid level is over-active and produce too much thyroid hormones. As a result of that, in my situation, it caused problems such as headaches, migraines, and dizziness, loss of appetite, changes in body temperature- hot and cold, constant tiredness. It even affected my eyes too! My vision became blurred and felt uncomfortable in the eyes. I never walked out of my home without my sunglasses. My eyes were sensitive to light, even when there was no sun, they were dry and felt very uncomfortable. Sometimes I had to focus to really see or read because at times, my vision became very blurry. I visited the doctors and hospital many times. I was prescribed medication and eye drops to reduce my eye discomfort. I read about the illness to help me understand and cope with it. I read that it is an “autoimmune” disease where the body attacks itself, in my situation; it was attacking my thyroid glands and my eyes.
I felt like I was losing control of myself at times which made me feel helpless. I lost my appetite, I couldn’t control my weight, it was swinging but losing more weight. Most of the times, I was tired and felt no energy to do things, even simple things. Concentration became a problem and gave up doing things very quickly. I went back to see the doctors several times, eventually suggested radioactive iodine as a last resort to reduce my thyroid gland. The downside to this is a possibility of thyroid under activity, another condition to live with! I didn’t want to accept that!
I am so glad to have gone to see Doctor Ferguson. He did a live blood test and put me on a supervised health programme. I feel so much better, my weight is better, I’ve gained my appetite back, my dizziness and tiredness have gone. I have the motivation to exercise. My energy is so much better.
I am happier now and looking forward to better health with hope and results from Doctor Ferguson. Thank you for your help Doctor Ferguson.