TED: Stress Management

TED: Stress Management

by: Dr. Shivani Gupta

Navigating thyroid eye disease is difficult. You have a diagnosis you might not understand completely – Where did it come from and why? How long will it last? Am I a candidate for treatment, and if not, what are my options? Will I ever get back to the way I used to look and feel? Will my double vision or the pain around my eyes go away?

On top of all this, you may also have been diagnosed with an underlying thyroid condition that causes you to have tremors, heat intolerance, rapid heart rate, restlessness, changes in your weight or mood swings you can’t control.

All of these things add stress to a situation that is already inherently stressful. On top of this, stress can actually make inflammation worse!

Here are some things that you can do to help you reduce the stress of TED