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Board of Directors



Kathleen Bell Flynn, Co-Chairman 

Steve Flynn, Co-Chairman & Secretary

Terry Smith, M.D., Chief Medical & Scientific Officer

Nancy H. Patterson, PhD., Founder Emeritus

Nicole McDonald, MD, Director

Noel Rose, MD, Director

Lawrence C. Wood, MD, Director

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Thyrotoxic Myopathy and Muscle Weakness

    Aug. 28, 2014, 3:48 p.m.

    Has anyone else had a problem with thyrotoxic myopathy, muscle weakness and/or muscle wasting? If so, how...

  • Well, here goes!

    Aug. 27, 2014, 7:21 a.m.

    After only sleeping 4 hrs last night, I finally got up around 6 am and logged on. I read through the entire...

  • swingin from hyper to hypo!

    Aug. 26, 2014, 6:48 p.m.

    I am decades older than you and was diagnosed with Graves in 1998. I went on anti-thyroid meds and hormone...

  • Severity of Graves' disease

    Aug. 26, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

    Agree with Kimberly. Symptoms plus labs. If you feel hyper, and your labs “say” you aren't, that...

  • Yikes! The OD is scheduled

    Aug. 26, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

    My experience is that, when you notice there have not been further changes in your eyes, subjectively or by...

  • Graves Hereditary?

    Aug. 26, 2014, 2:16 p.m.

    @tkiv - So glad that you found the info here helpful! @wandaaaron1 - Welcome to the group!

  • newly diagnosed with Graves

    Aug. 26, 2014, 2:14 p.m.

    Hello - I'm sorry to hear about your son's diagnosis, but I'm glad that you found us. I don't recall seeing...

  • Severity of Graves' disease

    Aug. 26, 2014, 2:09 p.m.

    Hello - There is actually no set answer to this question! It's hard to say whether you should judge severity...

  • New to site, need help understanding labs

    Aug. 26, 2014, 2:02 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! We’re fellow patients here, not doctors, so we’re not allowed to interpret lab results. In...

  • Yikes! The OD is scheduled

    Aug. 26, 2014, 1:51 p.m.

    scanders Part of me is still apprehensive about the timing (is the eye disease inactive? Does it even have...

  • Graves Hereditary?

    Aug. 25, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

    Thank you all for the information and support. I am already amazed by how much information is available on...

  • Graves Hereditary?

    Aug. 25, 2014, 5:32 a.m.

    My graves started years ago when I was just a girl at the age of 12 in the year 1970. They tried medication...

  • newly diagnosed with Graves

    Aug. 23, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

    my 22 yr old son has just rec d the diagnoses of Graves …we are all very upset as im sure you can...

  • Yikes! The OD is scheduled

    Aug. 23, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

    Thank you all for your sound advice and suggestions! The people on this board are such a blessing, and...

  • Anyone tried Rituxan(Rituximab)?

    Aug. 23, 2014, 6:06 p.m.

    Yes. I did. No improvement, no change. I am aware that it is one of the treatments that docs hope might help...

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