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Some of the more common symptoms of Graves' disease include mood swings, fatigue, muscle anxiety, weight loss, and nervousness. However, Graves' disease can manifest itself in a number of different ways; in some cases, a person may not even have symptoms or may have very mild symptoms.
Another possible side effect of Graves' disease is called Graves' ophthalmopathy. This can cause symptoms such as:
  • Swelling around the eyes or within the whites of the eyes
  • Excess tearing
  • Bulging of the eyes.
Pretibial myxedema (when the skin becomes thick, swollen, and scaly) may also occur in people with Graves' disease. This side effect occurs in no more than 5 percent of people with the condition.
(To learn about other possible side effects, click Graves' Disease Symptoms. This article provides a more detailed list of potential symptoms and explains why they affect so many different parts of the body.)
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