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  • Newly diagnosed and confused

    June 25, 2016, 9:22 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I am exploring options. All are scary. My attitude at the present time...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    June 24, 2016, 8 p.m.

    Thank you both. I did lose a lot of weight before being diagnosed. Since being on the meds I have gained 10...

  • Functioning with Graves- the new normal...

    June 24, 2016, 6:49 p.m.

    Kimberly Great info - thanks for sharing your story! …Of course, focusing on nutrient-dense whole...

  • Functioning with Graves- the new normal...

    June 24, 2016, 6:29 p.m.

    Great info - thanks for sharing your story! One note about diet is that there is a LOT of conflicting...

  • Functioning with Graves- the new normal...

    June 23, 2016, 8:45 p.m.

    Hi! I started this thread to hopefully help those new to graves get an idea of what to expect down the road....

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    June 23, 2016, 7:09 p.m.

    I agree with Ellen about seeing an ophthalmologist, sooner rather than later. Weight issues, while annoying,...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    June 23, 2016, 6:17 p.m.

    Hello - I know from personal experience that the weight issues are VERY frustrating. However, your #1...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    June 23, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

    Hello, I am going to let other people respond to your question about being able to control your weight while...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    June 23, 2016, 10:51 a.m.

    I am fairly new to being diagnosed with GD. When I was diagnosed I was scared to death. My heart rate was 140...

  • Newly diagnosed and confused

    June 23, 2016, 9:07 a.m.

    Evelyn I am thankful to have found this forum! I have recently been diagnosed with Graves' Dz. My endo's...

  • Newly diagnosed and confused

    June 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m.

    Hello, Today, the success story thread caught my eye. I saw your name Khadijah next to it as having replied...

  • Terrified of Graves

    June 22, 2016, 11:52 a.m.

    If you feel your doctor is brushing you off or ignoring you, it might be time for a new doctor. The first one...

  • Just curious about RAI

    June 22, 2016, 11:38 a.m.

    When I was first diagnosed with GD 9 years ago, the endocrinologist wanted to give me RAI immediately. I...

  • Haven't posted in a very long time

    June 22, 2016, 6:39 a.m.

    Your post is exactly what I needed at this time. A good reminder that this disease takes time to become...

  • TSI - Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins Levels

    June 21, 2016, 8:40 p.m.

    Hello - The antibodies have a fairly long “shelf life”, so my own doc only checks them every few...

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