Graves disease is an autoinmune disease in which your own formed antibodies stimulate the thyroid gland into producing more thyroid hormone. This is not like an alergy that can be treated by an inmunologist.
You must find an endocrinologist that can give you the right combination of medication, antithyroid medication to balance the overproduction of thyroid hormone.
The treatment for Graves disease follows 3 different pathways:
1. medication, some patients do very well and some not so well
2. Radioactive iodine therapy. This is very well tolerated and basically the thyroid gland is ablated medically. It does however have recurrences, meaning it comes back(not a sure cure) and lastly
3. Surgery, total thyroidectomy, this is the pathway that always achieves control and cure of the disease. In patients who are responding well to medication it is probably not necessary, however in patients who are not responding to medication it is a very valid option. The down side of surgery is the fact that you wil have to take thyroxine (thyroid hormone replacement) for life. This is however, easy to adjust and once you find your right dose it is only one tablet in the morning with your breakfast and vitamins.
It is always good to remember that when considering thyroid surgery, you should seek thyroid specialist surgeons, who have minimal complications, smaller scars and best outcomes.
I suppose the first thing for you to do would be to find an endocrinologist. I would be happy to point you in the right direction if your GP is not able to.
All the best,
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