Wendy Williams' Life “Completely Changed” Since Her Graves' Disease Returned

Date June 29, 2018 11:22

Wendy Williams spoke about how much her life had changed when she realized that the medical condition she had been managing for several years was rearing its ugly head. In addition, it was not for the lack of medication. It turns out she was on the wrong dosage.


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She made the revelation in a video message at the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation 2018 Patients and Family Conference. She said she remembers feeling a bit funny for a while but signed it off to menopause.


Unknown to her, the condition that she had battled and seemingly won was just waiting for the right moment to make a comeback. And it did in last year when she collapsed while recording her Halloween show.

So, it wasn’t until I passed out on my own show [in October] that … Anyway, life has completely changed.


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Doctors diagnosed Williams with Graves’ diseases and thyroid disease about 19 years ago and had been treating it successfully. Now, Wendy says she has to make changes to her lifestyle and has even given up on heels for the time being.

The doctors tell me it’s going to take at least six months — maybe a year — to level off my medication, which is why I always wear flats. I’m not wearing heels and falling and tripping,” she said, adding that the illness sometimes makes her off balance.

Graves’ disease causes hyperthyroidism, a condition that can negatively affect the proper functioning of human metabolism. Symptoms include rapid weight loss, anxiety, moist hands, and trouble sleeping. The loss of balance she experienced and trouble swallowing are also signs.


Thankfully, the condition is treatable. Williams has gotten a new prescription and will be working with the new regimen for the next three weeks. However, she is not so excited about it, as she will not be working during the period.

I was pissed. I'll be back in two. I'm not an heiress. Who's gonna pay my bills? Are you serious? I'm just saying, I come from working class.