Missy Elliot is a fighter of Graves Disease

Grammy winner and rapper Missy Elliot has Grave's Disease, an autoimmune diseases that affects the thyroid, causing hyperthyroidism, an excess of the thyroid hormone, affecting mood, weight and energy.
In 2011 she revealed that she had been fighting the disorder for three years. The disease that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland and affects the body’s metabolism. Missy Elliot's symptoms were dizzy spells, lumps in the throat, mood swings, increased heart rate, bulging eyes and loss of some motor skills as seen in this quote: 
“I was trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping,” Elliot explains. “I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed. I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad — I couldn’t even use a pen.”
She underwent radiation treatment and has been taking medication and said she's now feeling better.

More information on Grave's Disease
Here are some links to Thyroid Support Groups

Here is a book on Grave's Disease:

"Graves' Disease, In Our Own Words" takes the reader on a unique journey through the disease's many complexities. Personal accounts offer insights into both the physical and emotional sides of Graves'. Both the experts and other Graves' patients try to validate these feelings with articles on diagnosis, treatment, and healthful living with Graves' disease (hyperactive thyroid). Over eighteen top Endocrinologists, pharmacists and other experts on Graves’ disease, make the information in this book, accurate and up to date with the latest information on Graves’ disease and its treatments.
Find out more about this book

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