I am 23 years old and have been battling with hyperthyroidism for almost a year. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease after a lot of tests. I also have a noticeable goiter in my neck. I have gained over 50 pounds in the past year to year in a half. I have been on methomozole (I think that is how you spell it) and they have changed my dosage three times. Most days, I feel as if I dont even know who I am anymore. I have been trying to loose weight, I walked EVERY DAY during the summer and still gained weight. People and doctors look at me as if I am some sort of pig because you are suppose to loose weight when you have a hyper active thyroid and I gained weight. I feel so lost and so alone. My life is generally wonderful. I have a wonderful son and boyfriend, I am doing ok in my college classes and should graduate soon, but my weight is constantly on my mind. Someone came into my place of work (a bank) and told me I get bigger everytime he sees me. In his defense he thought I was pregnant but either way I had to excuse myself so I could go cry in the bathroom. I do not know what to do? I am thinking about having my thyroid removed because this roller coaster of ups and downs, weight gain, and changing medications have just done a toll on my emotions and I dont know how much more I can take. If I just take it out I feel as if my problems will go away but I know it cannot be that "simple". Any suggestions?