What is the underlying cause of Graves disease?

Who has decided to find out what the underlying issue of their Graves is stemming from? I hate that I am resorting to Methimazole! Being healthy most of my life and having Shingles and thyroid issues pop up (well so I believe). I want to have some further blood tests done before considering RAI or surgery. There has to be something! Anyone else curious?

jos_pitts replied 4 weeks ago

I was told that ive always had Graves but childbirth 7 months ago has triggered it

sylvia replied 4 weeks ago

Definitely wonder.

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