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  • Orbital Decompression

    July 21, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

    I had bilateral lateral orbital wall decompressions with some fat removal. At the six week postop visit, my...

  • Orbital Decompression

    July 21, 2015, 6:52 a.m.

    I am about two weeks out from my orbital decompression. The surgery went well and the bruising is almost...

  • New and ?s

    July 17, 2015, 8:48 p.m.

    Thank you Kimberly! I will only be out of the country for about two weeks. And,whenever I begin to go hypo my...

  • New and ?s

    July 16, 2015, 6:26 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! Most patients actually do well after treatment for Graves'…but you aren't seeing...

  • New and ?s

    July 14, 2015, 11:23 p.m.

    Hi All, Sooo glad to have found this group. I was diagnosed late in May with a mild form of Graves and tried...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 12, 2015, 7:15 p.m.

    Hi ccorhn, Great news! So happy for you. Good news reminds us all that there is light at the end of the...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 10, 2015, 5:28 a.m.

    Thanks flora!! Cindy

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 5:31 p.m.

    Hi ccorhn - Although I'm on a different pathway on this journey of ours (the ATD trail), I just have to tell...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

    Yes, Kimberly he did want to not do RAI, but since he wouldn't treat me with meds, I saw it as the only...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 9, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

    @ccorhn - Thanks for the update! I thought that from your previous post, your doc had wanted you to avoid RAI...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 8, 2015, 4:57 p.m.

    I had a total thyroidectomy because I have the eye disease. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, the...

  • Post RAI - TSH levels too low

    July 8, 2015, 2:10 p.m.

    Had an appointment with my endo yesterday and got some answers finally. I'm not sure it's the correct...

  • Peripheral neuropathy and leg cramps

    July 2, 2015, 3:42 p.m.

    JEH Please post back here if you ever resolve this. I have had exactly the same problems you describe. It...

  • Double Vision

    July 2, 2015, 7:40 a.m.

    SteveS, at 35 prism diopters on one eye, usually the nondominant eye, it cuts your vision pretty much. They...

  • Peripheral neuropathy and leg cramps

    June 30, 2015, 10 a.m.

    Hello - I don't know if there is a direct causation with increased thyroid hormone and elevated glucose, but...

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