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Patient Education Events in Boston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia!

April 1, 2014

Saturday, May 10th in Boston, MA - Presented by the GDATF and Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. Please click here to register.

Saturday, June 14th in Los Angeles, CA - Presented by Stein Eye Institute and co-presented by the GDATF and River Vision Development.  Please click here to register.

Saturday, November 22nd in Philadelphia, PA - Special program on Children & Graves' disease presented by the GDATF and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Registration coming soon!

These events are FREE ...

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  • Patient Education Events in Boston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia!

    April 1, 2014

    Saturday, May 10th in Boston, MA - Presented by the GDATF and Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. Please click here to register.

    Saturday, June 14th in Los Angeles, CA - Presented by Stein Eye Institute and co-presented by the GDATF and River Vision Development.  Please click here to register.

    Saturday, November 22nd in Philadelphia, PA - Special program on Children & Graves' disease presented by the GDATF and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Registration coming soon!

    These events are FREE ...

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  • New Survey on Graves' Disease - Please Participate!

    Oct. 18, 2013

    In 1992, the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation (back then called the National Graves' Disease Foundation) participated in a landmark survey regarding emotional and behavioral complaints and Graves' disease. The results of the survey study, which were published in 1996 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, increased the awareness of the medical community to the neuropsychiatric symptomatology associated with Graves’ disease. The GDATF is honored to participate in a follow-up to this survey to ...

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  • New TED Study

    May 16, 2013



    The Patient Recruiting Agency™ announces the recruitment for a medical research study of individuals with thyroid eye disease associated with Graves’ disease (also called Graves’ orbitopathy).

    This research study will involve 84 patients with thyroid eye disease across approximately 20 study centers in the United States. Study participants must be 18 to 75 years of age and must have had symptoms of thyroid eye disease for fewer than six months. To qualify, participants must have ...

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  • Recent Forum Posts

  • Post RAI levels and exercise questions

    April 18, 2014, 9:59 a.m.

    To answer your first question about what to do if you go hyper again, just like Kimberly said you can go for...

  • Post RAI levels and exercise questions

    April 18, 2014, 5:23 a.m.

    We also lose muscle mass when we're hypER, so as long as your levels are normal or even slightly hypO now,...

  • Hypo after RAI

    April 17, 2014, 6:29 p.m.

    Hello, I have had to go through the RAI procedure twice now for my Graves and I can say I had the exact same...

  • Graves' Disease Outreach Event at UCLA Stein Eye Center June 14th

    April 17, 2014, 3:17 p.m.

    Hi all - The University of California Los Angeles Jules Stein Eye Center is hosting a Graves' Disease...

  • Hypo after RAI

    April 17, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

    Hello - Hopefully others will chime in here, but if you start experiencing other symptoms of hypo before your...

  • YAY! It is working!

    April 17, 2014, 8:48 a.m.

    Good for you, Amy! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better.

  • Hypo after RAI

    April 17, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

    Hi all, It has been about three weeks since my RAI procedure and I'm only now feeling really moody and...

  • What is your life like after RAI ?

    April 17, 2014, 8:45 a.m.

    Hi Lilly, I had my RAI procedure about three weeks ago. Taking the RAI pill itself and going through...

  • YAY! It is working!

    April 16, 2014, 8:46 p.m.

    Thank you! I will make sure.

  • YAY! It is working!

    April 16, 2014, 1:36 p.m.

    Wow, great news - definitely keep us posted! And when you go in for that first set of labs, make sure that...

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 16, 2014, 1:34 p.m.

    Thanks for clarifying - hoping that you can get *off* this rollercoaster soon!

  • YAY! It is working!

    April 16, 2014, 12:54 p.m.

    Hi all! I had my RAI almost 3 weeks ago. I haven't gone in for my bloodwork yet, but I feel much better. The...

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 15, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

    Kimberly SueAndHerZoo Since that check up I lowered my dose a slight bit more and was very eager to hear...

  • Post RAI levels and exercise questions

    April 15, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! The primary concern with exercise is to avoid strenuous activity while hyperthyroid....

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 15, 2014, 4:04 p.m.

    SueAndHerZoo Since that check up I lowered my dose a slight bit more and was very eager to hear about my...

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